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Lowell National Historical Park

246 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Lowell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, State Parks, Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
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Lowell, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a great way to see Lowell!! Breath taking views, well informed and professional guided tour. I will make this a yearly event with my family. Only in Lowel!! Who dug the canals? Who laid the stone walls? Who operated the locks and gates? Discover the human stories of the workers who built and operated Lowell's remarkable waterpower system. Find... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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128 reviews 128 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped by the Lowell Mill museums on our way home, so didn't have a lot of time. There is a lot to see. We were able to see the Boott Cotton Mills Museum- which had a large space filled with the vintage looms- all the belts were spinning but only a few at the end were producing fabric. You... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I live in this city and am addicted to the Folk Festival every July. I have been fortunate enough to spend some of my time at the park, where there is amble opportunity to learn some of this mill city's history. Great family activity.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although this is the city i call home, i have learned alot by visiting Lowell's National Historical Park. It would also make a great history lesson as well. I would recommend it to others as well as go there again myself

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Boston, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the trolley tour of the area and visited an original turbine station and saw a working loom. The ranger was informative and gave a good insight into the area and history of the textile industry. I think middle school and above children and families would enjoy this national park.

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Toronto, Canada
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277 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The story of Lowell is a fascinating one. In just a few decades stemming from around 1820 Lowell grew into an industrial powerhouse producing more than half of all textiles manufactured in the U.S. Many of the massive mills still line the city's rivers and canals some of which have been converted into offices and apartments and others into museums... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took the train from Boston - apx. a 1 hour ride - for a day trip to Lowell. We were disappointed to find that there is no information at the train station on how to get to the national park. We discovered that it is fairly easy to walk there with the assistance of a map or GPS. Upon... More

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Worcester, MA
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are interested in history, how things work and how clothes used to be made, check out the Boott Cotton Mills museum. They do a great job and the rangers are always helpful. My favorite part of the park has to be the Canal Tour. My wife and I have done it 3 times with different couples. They take... More

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Canton, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Be sure to sign up for one of the boat rides on the historic canals and see the Boot Textile Mill where there is an actual weaving room just like it was in 1900. You can see cloth being woven.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Out of town relatives brought us back to Lowell after a number of years. The National Park has done an excellent job with introductory videos, fascinating and well prepared exhibits, and of course the Boott Cotton Mill experience was outstanding. There is plenty for the serious historian and activities and objects focused toward a family trip with youngsters. Rangers on... More

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