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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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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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Lowell Canal Tour - So worth it!

Live in the city and just never 'bothered' to take advantage of this venue. How silly! The Canal tour I took with visitors was so educational yet totally enjoyable all at the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This tour of the mills, although very historically accurate, is not very interesting. I suppose it's hard to make old styles of cloth manufacturing interesting, even on the backdrop of the industrial revolution. Recommended for school field trips, but skip it if you're looking to hit the Lowell (and surrounding area) museums as an adult.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Live in the city and just never 'bothered' to take advantage of this venue. How silly! The Canal tour I took with visitors was so educational yet totally enjoyable all at the same time. Trolley ride is included too! The price was reasonable and I would highly recommend!

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Massachusetts is the home of at least two revolutions --three, if you count the high-tech and bio-genetics revolution going on now! The second revolution was, of course, the Industrial Revolution, and it all happened along New England's picturesque waterways. The visitor to Lowell National Historic Park is fortunate indeed, because this --the nation's smallest national park --preserves not just the... More 

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nj, usa
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was not expecting much, but my family had a great day at Lowell National Park. The Boot Mill Museum was interactive and informative without being overkill. The highlight as the weaving room with the obscene amount of noise the workers endured. The free trolley around the park was also a highpoint for my 6 year old twin daughters.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The working cotton mill, restored "mill girls" boarding house and excellent museum exhibits give a real sense of life in an American mill town at the beginning of the industrial revolution. We didn't have time to take the canal boat tour, but we heard it was excellent and will try to make it when we pass through again. This was... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Although we live only an hour away, touring the refurbished mill/canal area of Lowell was like being on vacation for a day. After visiting the textile museum just down the same street, and dining at a nearby restaurant, we went to the Visitors' Center of this urban national historical park. Parking is free with validation at a fairly good sized... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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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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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