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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

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Address: 115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: 978-970-5000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial...
This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
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the displays are interactive and it gives you a feel for what it was like to work in the mill

The Boott Cotton Mills Museum is interesting - you get a chance to see what one of the rooms loaded with looms looked like and sounded like and there and interactive places where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Boott Cotton Mills Museum is interesting - you get a chance to see what one of the rooms loaded with looms looked like and sounded like and there and interactive places where you can try to weave too.

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New York
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you're interested in the industrial revolution and particularly the history of textiles, you can do no better than visit the Boott Mills. Seeing the looms in action, visiting a boarding house, confronting the scale of the buildings, and learning about how power canals work will make you understand America's past in a new and visceral manner. If you're near... More 

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Boston area
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A walk through tour that you do at your own pace-plenty of staff to answer questions. I did not expect to be so entertained. A pleasant afternoon - walked around Lowell. Fun time. Something you wouldn't think to do. I brought out of town guests - we didn't want to drive into Boston again. Super alternative.

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Euless, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a facinating stop for all. It is run by the park service and they were so knowledgeable and helpful. We learned about the history of Lowell which is so tied to the mills and enjoyed watching the machines make cloth. Lots of fun and definitely recommend!

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Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was so interesting to experience the looms running during the tour of this historic building and having each area marked with cards explaining what was happening at each 'station'. Being able to purchase an actual dish towel at the end of the tour was a great way to end the tour. The entrance fee for this attraction was very... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a National Park so your Golden Years or National Park pass gets you in at half price. I must say that the entrance fee was very inexpensive as we paid $2 each with our pass. The entrance is good for 24 hors so you can return the next day to visit again. This is a textile mill that... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Going through the Boott's Mill really gives you a sense of what work life was like here. I love that they turn on all the looms while you are walking through and you can hear why so many workser went deaf. I keep thinking about it as I sit at my nice desk with my feet on an ergonomic foot... More 

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place would hold the attention of children as there are parts geared particularly to them. Adults will find it interesting if they have any interest in history.

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England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very informative. The floor with the working looms was very well done and provided a good sense of what life in a textile mill would have been like. Upstairs there are further displays, outlining the whole textile process and life as it was in Lowell, including a short film on the industrialisation of America. The buildings have been beautifully and... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Address: 115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: 978-970-5000
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell

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