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Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center

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Address: 246 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852-1849
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+1 978-970-5007
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Visitors center located in the Market Mills complex of the park.

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Took our 4 grand children, ages 5-10, to the visitor center for a day trip and the canal tour. They enjoyed the canal ride very much, Including the pleasantries exchanged with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kltbaker1
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Salem, New Hampshire
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Salem, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 4 grand children, ages 5-10, to the visitor center for a day trip and the canal tour. They enjoyed the canal ride very much, Including the pleasantries exchanged with park employee Dick M. They also participated in the junior ranger activity and were excited to be sworn in and receive their Junior Ranger badges.

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Lowell
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

TheLowell National Historical Park Visitor Center is good place to start a tour of Lowell. The center has some permanent displays, and plenty of information. Canal and other tours start across the street.

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Thank Discriminating010
Uk
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67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the Visitor Center in December 2016, having no expectations. Found most helpful staff and information about the city, the canals, mills, Jack Kerouac. Left the place with more knowledge than when I stepped in :-)

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Thank KarinemUk
Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

There is a parking lot around the corner from the museum, but we ended up parking on the street and walking over. The people who worked here were very friendly and helpful. Right after we arrived, a man told us the movie had just begun, so we walked in and saw it then. The movie was well done and told... More 

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Thank escape100
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Was disappointed - expected to hear more about the canal and what we were seeing - instead received a sociological well-spoken expose from an immigrant from the Dominican Republic.

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Thank Lloyd M
shrewsbury
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

What a gem! Visited this place with friends and loved the history of the working girls, the factory mills and the rooming house. We also took the canal ride that went through the locks. Although it was not the Panama Canal, this smaller version was extremely interesting. This city went from booming industrial to distressed and back up into a... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well staffed, friendly, well laid out, active. You cannit go there and not learn something, between staff and exhibits and items for sale, etc. it is very good.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is the place to start your visit. The film is great and they offer tours or rides at many times from here. The exhibits are great and the rangers are amazing.

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Thank James C
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The visitor center is part of the Lowell silk mill. Check out the short film in the museum theater, the history of Lowell. Book early your two hours free tour with trolley ride and a visit to two mills, Suffolk mill and boot mill. Highly recommended!

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Thank Renato L
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

All the people working at the Visitor Center Were very helpful and pleasant Nice 15 minute movie telling the story of the Lowell Mills. Gift shop had interesting gifts with a Mill theme

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Thank Margie B

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