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Lowell National Historical Park

246 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
978-970-5000
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, State Parks, Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
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Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This summer take the National Park tour. It's free and part of it takes you through the canal system using locks. it's the only Urban national park.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lowell was the birthplace of the textile industry. Now it is also a home for the creative arts. Galleries and museums are tops.

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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The Lowell National Historical Park was an amazing snapshot of a city's birth as an industrial center, decay and eventual renewal. The company housing and working fabric mill were both excellent. The volunteer rangers were knowledgeable and very helpful. Lots of artifacts really set the stage for better understanding of the birth of the industrial revolution in the United States.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

To visit here is to step back in time...a time when water power meant prosperity, when New England industry thrived and when immigration and labor transformed the region. Superb interpreters guide you through many aspects of mill life, from the modest housing, to the roar of the massive machines that drove production. Ride a canal, through locks through the heart... More

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Cotton Mills built the city of Lowell and brought jobs to hundreds of thousands over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Today, the city is landmark protected and the mills have become part of our National Park system. Main attractions are the Boott Cotton Mills, the Lowell Textile Museum, the Quilt Museum (not a part of the National... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love Lowell, and the National Park in the downtown area is excellent. So much to see and do--most surrounding the industrial past but there are also some great exhibits incorporating the diverse cultures that have claimed the city as their new home, and who can resist trains, trolleys and canals?

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Dallas, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The exhibits here in the various parts of the park are designed for kids, adults, and history lovers alike! I was able to see everything in one day and the park rangers were amazingly knowledgable! Definitely go see the channel locks exhibit and learn how a canal really works!

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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was my third visit to Lowell over a span about 20 years. I was finally able to devote a full day and it was well worth it. To make the best use of time - arrive at 9:00, see the film at the visitor's center, take the trolley and tour the Boott Mill, have lunch, tour the Mill Girl... More

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Mayglynn
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hi No one should miss this. There is a lot to do here. Start at visitor citer. We took the park ranger tour. We went on a very hot day. We wanted to do more but did not have time. Missed the trolly ride and other sites. If you were lucky to got a good place to live with good... More

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Oakland, California
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were in the area and decided to go there. It was much better than we expected, partly due to our ignorance of the area's historical importance and partly due to the quality of the museums. Lowell was the origin of the American Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s. It started there with textiles and branched out later. The rise... More

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