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Lowell National Historical Park

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Address: 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: +1 978-970-5000
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This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial...

This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.

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Amazing inner city locaction

I've been to this park on many occasions, every single time I go I learn something new about the city I have adopted as my home.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this park on many occasions, every single time I go I learn something new about the city I have adopted as my home.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 19th century mill. They used to weave cloth in this town and have preserved a portion of one of the mills. This was the start of the Industrial Revolution and things took off from here. We stopped in the weaving room, there are 40-50 looms in here. The VERY knowledgeable ranger had a number of these huge... More 

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Grand Junction CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a wonderful National Park. Exhibits, movies and even a trolley ride. Learn about the young women who worked in the first mechanized textile factory in the US. Find out about the history of the textile factories and what happened to them. Watch, hear,(what a noise) and feel looms working and talk with folks who know how all this... More 

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new haven, ct
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Lowell National Historical Park is different from most - it's scattered about downtown Lowell, with other sights nestled here and there amid its various parts, if you're interested (national quilt museum, national textile museum, St. Joseph shrine, national streetcar museum, to name four I noticed walking from the visitor center to the Boott Mills building where the greater part of... More 

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Oakland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Discover the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the "Venice of America". There are several museums to explore but our time was limited so we opted for the canal boat tour. This tour does not disappoint with the informative tour guide giving a captivating history of the mills and the importance of water power to the early mills. They take... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Lowell National Historical Park is a gem - a personal hands-on opportunity to understand local history, culture, geography, industry, and people.

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This historical park is an absolutely fantastic place to visit, especially if you love history! My husband and I started the trip at the visitor's center, where your parking can be validated. The NPS staff were very friendly and gave good instruction on what to see and where to go. Definitely talk with staff before your trek...the national park is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

If you have a mechanical inclination, check out this place. I am a retired truck mechanic and I loved watching the mills in action. This is 200 year old technology...the speed is amazing. I enjoyed it very much. A beautiful part of the country.

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this place. The Rangers were very helpful in guiding us to all the places to visit.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

If you love history this is a great place to visit. The machinery is very loud so young children may be frightened. Excellent rangers talk you thru the visit.

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