I recommend this to anyone who has kids age 10 and up. There is so much to see and do, but I think it helps to be old enough to understand and appreciate what took place there. Our 10 yo had a great time, learned a lot, and would totally do it again to more of the places there. We did the visitor center (get the jr ranger book for kids), the Mill Girls Boarding House, the Boott Textile Museum, and a canal tour. They were all wonderful, had interactive exhibits, working machinery, and the canal tour takes you through a lock which is really amazing (the 10 yo thought it was the coolest).I am sorry we did not stay the night because we would love to have seen the American Textile History Museum, taken a trolley tour, and tried to do one of the tours where you get to see more of the workings of the canals and turbines. I hope we will be able to fit a return trip in this fall. It is about 2 hours away so we arrived at just after 10am and finished at 5pm.
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