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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Lowell
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A walk into the past and time lost and forgotten. Nothing to dislike about it. A piece of history from the old mill days. Behind it, you can get on the river walk as well

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Amazing! My 4.5 year old loved the machine room w the looms. My 2 year old was entertained as well. The staff was helpful and very friendly. One staff member called to reserve our space on the canal tour. Overall impressive museum experience!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There's no better place to get a sense of what textile production was like in the late nineteenth century that at the Boott Cotton Mills museum. The first floor houses row upon row of century old looms still producing a wide variety of cotton textiles. Several museum staff operate the looms and are available to answer any questions you many... More

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Canton, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Loved the weaving room where cloth is being woven on 1900 looms. Give you a great idea of what the girls had to work in in 1900.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The most fascinating part of this museum is the room full of working looms. The size of it and the number of looms with the loud sound of them really made you think about what it was like to work back then in this industry.

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Howell, New Jersey
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

History of textile production in Lowell MA Insight into the beginnings of factory work in the US and how workers struggled for a better life

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Interesting and informative information about the history of the industrial revolution as well as the production of textiles in Lowell MA

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Hamilton, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When we visited to museum we only had fifteen minutes, just enough to see the first floor. The highlight of the whole museum we did see which is the rows and rows of automatic looms around which the city of Lowell is based. It was informative as well as very cool for all ages

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Canandaigua, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Incredible to see an actual working mill factory. The beginning of the industrial revolution started in Lowell, Ma. Imagine working there as you step into a functioning mill.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There is a room full of operating cotton weaving mills! Noisy, but very interesting. Also an historical display

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