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Lowell National Historical Park

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Address: 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: 9789705000
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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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Lowell Ma. relive the birth of the industrial revolution. See how cotton from the south was woven. See water powered mills, ride an electric trolley or a boat through locks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lowell Ma. relive the birth of the industrial revolution. See how cotton from the south was woven. See water powered mills, ride an electric trolley or a boat through locks.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The system of canals that are part of Lowell and the Lowell National Historical Park are lovely. Even in winter, there was beauty. At one point, the walk takes you out to the Merrimack River which was wild and fast. The signs along the route were informative and gave a different perspective on the history of the mills and how... More 

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Thank packedlite
Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking the ride on the canal to see the cities Mills and canal system is the best. Visiting and seeing workers using the old loud machines brings you back to what it was like. I grew up here in Lowell, MA and at 46 years old I still love going downtown to sit at Boardinghouse Park at the mills for... More 

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Thank Joyce M
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a day trip from Boston to visit Lowell. The interesting places worth visit include American Textile History Museum and the Historical Park! I was there late spring which I missed the boat ride along the canal! I think the boat ride starts late may or early June!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great venue for summer music. Well kept,easy to access and park. We watch every year for a show to attend.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember back in fourth grade studying American History--and how textile production was so big in the 1800's... this history comes to life here and is very worthwhile. In the summer months, take the canal boat tour--it is fascinating and well worth the 90 minutes.

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Thank Wayne W
Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lowell was the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. If you like history don't miss this. It will give you a sense of what it was for people use natural resources to improve the manufacturing process. It also shows the rise and decline and of an American city. And today the rebirth of the city again.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A group of friends got together in September to experience one of the canal tours. I've lived in this area my whole life and yet never took the time to have ever experienced this before then. It was a real eye opener. I never expected to learn so much and discover the engineering marvel that was achieved in creating the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Really liked visiting the museum. It is a fascinating exhibition of what textile industry used to be. One can actually see how fabrics were made and really experience the environment in which fabrics were made and women worked. We liked watching videos too. It is also nice to stroll around place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Lowell was the Silicon Valley of its day. The National Historical Park tells the story very well. Go in the summer when they are in full swing. Be prepared to spend the day.

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