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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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Wonderful look into history

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Took the canal tour recently on a trip to area. I found the guide on the canal tour to be knowledgeable and she didn't dominant the trip (you could still hear the water). The canal trip goes through working locks where the water level raises (which is really unique). Some of the travel on the river goes through areas that... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We signed up to do the 90 minute canal trip on a Sunday morning. Absolutely fantastic. Turns out there were only the two of us so we had a private outing for $12 each! The ranger met us near the visitor center and we rode the refurbished streetcar down the road to where the boat is docked. This is all... More 

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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Pick a nice day, weather wise and you won't be disappointed in the Lowell National Historical Park's Canal Tour. Well organized and informative, this tour lasts just the right amount of time to keep you engaged but also give you sometime to just enjoy a gentle boat ride through the canals of the city for a very affordable price. Not... More 

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I was born and grew up in Lowell - long time ago - and have gone back many times to visit friends and family over the years. I love to take visitors to this museum - the first urban national park in US - huge props to the late Sen Paul Tsongas! For me this is a moving testimonial to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My daughter attended UMass-Lowell and my now 12 year old son and I visited on two spring breaks. This is the one place he wanted to visit a second time. The National Park Service does a great job of bringing to life the textile industry that launched Lowell and the nation into a new industrial age. There are several significant... More 

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The first time I've seen anational park inside a city. It is very interesting to learn the antecedents of present day Lowell. Worth a few hours.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love American history, and the mills in Lowell formed the basis for the manufacturing economy of this country. They were also dependent on southern cotton and slavery, but lest I become pedantic, this is why this area is so worth seeing. So much started here. Women worked in the mills- so go see the boardinghouse where they lived, where... More 

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a great piece of history and a beautifully revitalized part of the city. The exhibits were interesting and informative and the rangers were helpful and friendly. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon walking around the city center following the power canals that fed the mills. The sidewalks and green spaces that connected everything were generally clean... More 

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

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