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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Lowell
Type: Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
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Needham, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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277 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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29 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Canmore, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you are interested in the industrial revolution - and what a 19th century mill looks like then don't miss this spot. Great museum and an actual working spin room.

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