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Lowell National Historical Park

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Spent one week in Lowell touring parks, textile factory, and canals

I had never been to Lowell and spent a week there with a teacher's group. It doesn't look like too... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Walter R
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Buffalo, New York
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Excellent Park! Wonderful Rangers

First and foremost, every ranger or tour guide went above and beyond their job duties which made... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
brando16a
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hartford CT
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This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852-1029
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+1 978-970-5000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had never been to Lowell and spent a week there with a teacher's group. It doesn't look like too much from the outside, but it was fascinating. If you appreciate history, women's andnlabor history, then you too would appreciate a visit here.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

First and foremost, every ranger or tour guide went above and beyond their job duties which made this experience even better than expected. The visitors center, where you should start, provides you with a map and a list of all activities for that day. You...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

I checked out the Boott and Boarding house Museums. I got to take rides on the trolleys and they were very helpful at the visitors center.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Not your typical national park. Spread out over many city blocks, with walking, train,trolley methods available to get around. As usual, Park rangers go beyond their scope of duty and spend as much time as needed explaining and teaching. Lots of immigrant info, and early...More

Thank letsast
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Stopped here prior to going to a Spinners game. We managed to time it right and we were able to take the 2:30pm Mill and Trolley Tour which lasts 1.5 hours. The tour took us to the Wannalancit Mill. We probably spent close to an...More

Thank kes387
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We arrived one hour before closing (sooo many things to see and do in Massachusetts!) There are activities for kids as well as cool historical artifacts and information. I took dozens and dozens of pictures. I ended up buying a book because they were closing....More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The canal tour explained the engineering feats of the day and was a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours in the heat of the day. The guide was very informative and took the time to answer all questions. Definitely worth the money.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

During a recent visit I was impressed by the restored mill buildings, the assorted mill equipment and the interesting personal stories of the lives of the textile workers. The short film that is shown visualizes the growth of the city and its infrastructure to support...More

Thank RRguy99
Reviewed May 27, 2018

There is so much history to see in Lowell, great to take kids and grandchildren. Take a ride on the trolley - it is terrific!

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I went yesterday with my young cousin. I am from Boston, history buff, and always wanted to visit the museums. Blew my mind! It is a unique.....a national park scatteted over many acres and a number of buildings. The vision of doing this...incredible foresight. You...More

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Tsling
June 30, 2016|
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Response from LowellNHP | Property representative |
Hello, So sorry for the delay. Our trolleys run daily, however the schedule fluctuates daily, due to reserved tours, weather etc. We do offer our free trolley tour at 2:30pm daily from now until Labor Day. The schedule... More
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