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Address: 115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: 978-970-5000
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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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Good look at the history of mills in Lowell

This is a wonderful representation of how the fabric mills worked in Lowell in their heyday. One large room has working looms (which are quite noisy) and it really gives you the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a wonderful representation of how the fabric mills worked in Lowell in their heyday. One large room has working looms (which are quite noisy) and it really gives you the feel of what the people went through who worked there. Other exhibits show what life was like then and they even have videos interviewing people who had worked... More 

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Long Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Be prepared to spend a couple of hours here. Lots to see. Many original artifacts and knowledgeable docents. Take the free trolley from the visitor center for a treat.

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New Rochelle, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

They do a great job here of providing context for Lowell's mill history and making history come to life. Very nice rangers that are extremely willing to answer questions. Easy to see in a fairly short time and inexpensive too. Seeing a museum on the history of mills and making fabric may not seem exciting but it was very informative... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Visited this museum, interesting park rangers, personal testimonies, very well done, a piece of history

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Englewood FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A lot of history is to be had when visiting this Old Mill. They will even run an old loam to show how it was done and the noise level they had to withstand.

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Fremont, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Amazing to see how the threads were woven, and gained new respect for the people who worked in this noisy and hot factory! Well worth the stop!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Very interesting museum. You can walk over to the museum from the visitor center or take a short free trolley ride. Interesting to walk over via canal way walkways then take trolley back. Working looms. Park rangers to explain textile manufacturing process. Cool place to visit

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is one of the most interesting sites I've ever visited. The Weave Room with its operating looms brought to life what many young women endured for the sake of employment during the years Boott operated as a working mill. The exhibits were interesting and informative. If you are particularly interested in this type of history, one hour will not... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

See how fabric was made in the first indutrial mill city using water power and woman to make this county fabric. A few of the looms are still running and see a whole room of looms. The movie is excellent. These working girls worked really abusive hours and in horrible conditions. Visit other Loweel sites for the whole picture.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great museum, you can imagine what is was like to be a mill girl in the 1800's. The first floor houses all of the looms. A few of the looms are always working and it is easy to imagine how loud it must have been like when all looms were going. Museum workers will answer all of... More 

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