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Lowell National Historical Park

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Address: 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial...
This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
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Folk Festival

Had a wonderful time with my husband. Ate so much. Many different types of food. Loved the music and the atmosphere was great! Lots for kids to do . Well done... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time with my husband. Ate so much. Many different types of food. Loved the music and the atmosphere was great! Lots for kids to do . Well done Lowell!👍🏼👏🏼👍🏼👏🏼

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Came here twice-the first visit was with a school field trip and then we returned to explore on our own. It's fascinating!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I enjoy learning about all the history in Lowell. Now we take for granted the large buildings surrounding us, but we need to think a little about all the work that went into figuring out how to make all those looms work without electricity, The way they designed the canals makes the park interesting and the Mill and Canal Tour... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

The 2:30 pm trolley tour was informative, pleasant, and free. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The preservation and re-purposing of Lowell Mills and canals are impressive.

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Boston area
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Start at the visitor center and sign up for free excursions. A pleasant afternoon - walked around Lowell. Fun time. Something you wouldn't think to do. I brought out of town guests - we didn't want to drive into Boston again. Super alternative.

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Euless, Texas, USA
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Came to Lowell for a conference and when I saw the park with the mill and canals, I was skeptical. But it was GREAT!! The mill was awesome with such impressive history and they still have some machines cranking out cloth, which was very neat. We also went on the boat tour through the canals which include going through locks... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A gem in the State of Massachusetts where the textile industry in the 19th century began. Irish immigrants dug the canals that powered the cotton mills. Lowell was the first industrial town in America. The Canal tour and the shops in the old mills are worth a day's visit

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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very interesting for kids and adults. Field trip with 6 graders. Lots of things to see and learn about Lowell.

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Vancouver Island
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is more than a museum. I learned what I didn't know about immigrants to Lowell, the textile (cotton) industry, and its impact. The quilt museum is breath-taking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have done this tour about five times with various grndchildren. Everyone from the three year old to the nine and ten year olds- plus all the adults - thought the tour was fascinating. Ther kids liked the machinery....and the canal tour.The adults thought the story of the development of textile manufacturing was fascinating and the exhibits were very well... More 

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Address: 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell

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