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Lowell National Historical Park

67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852
+1 978-970-5000
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This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852
+1 978-970-5000
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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.

Thank AnnaKhonda
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...More

Thank Ash B
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.

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed September 27, 2016

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

Thank ybrib53
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.

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed August 31, 2016

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...More

2  Thank Rock1774
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.

Thank Kate H
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...More

Thank Brenda B
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.

Thank Tod M
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...More

Thank JudyAnn_12
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What time do the trolley tours run? I come to Lowell often for business and reunions with UML friends, although I usually stay outside the city. I will be staying at the UML Inn & Conference center in a couple weeks (I picked the hotel based on its proximity to the train station), and I will have a couple hours of downtime on one of the days during my trip. This park seems like a perfect way to spend a couple hours. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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