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Lowell National Historical Park

Address: 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: 978-970-5000
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Lowell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Fascinating and unique national historical park in an urban setting. You learn and understand the genesis, growth and demise of the Industrial Revolution in this part of New England by visiting several of the original textile mill buildings. Excellent and enlightening experience. Exhibits and films presented are top-notch. Good for young and old. A truly eye-opening experience for anyone interested... More

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NEW WINDSOR
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352 reviews 352 reviews
126 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Touring this National Park takes time, and a great of walking. Not something I am very good at any more. I had some difficulty with the handicapped acces in the museum and visitors center. That aside, the museum is EXCELLENT. NPS has preserved well the machinery and tools of the cotton mills. Some great stories of the people who worked... More

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great collection of historic photographs of the city mills. Take time to watch the 20 minute film at the visitor center.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A friend and I spent parts of three days in Lowell. We toured the Boott Cotton Mills Museum and the Mill Girls Museum, both operated by the National Park Service. We enjoyed learning about the role of immigration in the development of the mills and seeing the looms in operation. We also did the trolley tour and the canal boat... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
72 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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697 reviews 697 reviews
304 attraction reviews
475 helpful votes 475 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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