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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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A step back in time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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

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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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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Grandview, Missouri
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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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Address: Address: 115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: 978-970-5000
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell

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