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Lowell National Historical Park

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Address: 67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852-1029
Phone Number: 9789705000
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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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Great History Here!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cody, Wyoming
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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cotton mills of Lowell were an example of the industrial revolution in America. The park tells the ups and downs, the good and the bad of this era. An introductory video sets the stage for visiting the site. In the Boott Mill, relive the noise of the mills without having to breathe the lint which the mill girls endured.... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Rangers are most accommodating. History of city both good and bad is increasingly not shirked in the retelling. Its elements are most accessible. Besides, there's a lot to like about Lowell.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area for a family visit & had several hours to spend, so we went to Lowell. This historic town is a place where the Industrial Revolution was begun. The National Park Service has enabled Lowells history in the textile industry to be preserved. There is a working textile to observe, a row of boarding houses where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

A step back in time to the hay day of the mills in Lowell. Take a mill tour, or a canal tour which powered the mills. Spend a couple of days or multiple staggered visits.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We're lucky enough to live in the area but we encourage everyone to take time to tour Lowell, ride the trolley, visit the museums, and see the sights...you won't be sorry. Lowell is an important jewell in the nation's historical crown because it was the nation's first planned industrial city. The history of Lowell, it's mills and canals, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

What a surprise! Beautiful visitors center focusing on history of the mills, the young women who worked there and the canal system. A part of history that was never taught in schools. Highly recommend the canal boat ride too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

The Park in the center of Lowell is great place to visit. Very nice visitor center with a 15 minute film about the history of the mills in Lowell. We took the boat ride where you go through a lock and boat goes downapx. 30 feet. I really enjoyed the boat ride and the new knowledge about the textile industry.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I spend a late afternoon at the historical park and got to learn quite a bit about the importance of Lowell back in the mill days. There are extremely knowledgeable and friendly rangers to share lots of info. The sites are very well preserved and the interpretive information is excellent. Head to the active mill before the park closes first... More 

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