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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

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Address: 115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
Phone Number: 978-970-5000

This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial...

This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.

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A boot mill still in operation.

A visit to boot mill is a part of your free two hours tour with the lowell National Historical Park. Although the museum is not free and you have to buy a ticket, get one and see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Renato L
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to boot mill is a part of your free two hours tour with the lowell National Historical Park. Although the museum is not free and you have to buy a ticket, get one and see how the mills in operation during those times with all the noise and heat. Just imagine how stressful in the body to all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who knew Lowell was so industrious with their cotton mills. Wonderful museum. Interactive exhibits for the kids. See actual weaving machines in action!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I visited this site about ten years ago and really enjoyed it. I was wondering if my new visit was going to be the same old stuff I saw but it was not! The National Park Service and the City of Lowell have joined forces to create a fantastic museum experience that helps you truly understand and appreciate the history... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This place was a real learning experience about the Lowell Mills. So much information in a self-guided walk through tour. Lots to look at and many floors to explore. The kids loved it and we were all fascinated to learn about textile history and early how huge it was in this part of New England.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

It was only $9 for our family of 5. It was a blast if you love history. Also,your pass is good for 7 days.

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Hilliard, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a National Park Service attraction that shows the history of how our clothing was made, from cotton to cloth, when the textile industry first came to America. Lots of historical information throughout the museum. The working conditions were hot, ear-damaging, and dangerous. The actual machines used are still in a giant, noisy room and they still work. Saw... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Like a trip through the past from the perspective of worker of the time.

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive huge display of historic cotton mill. They provide ear plugs for the walk through the mill weaving center where the looms are working for visitors. Beautiful displays and park rangers to answer questions. You can take the free trolley from the national park site on weekends. Free street parking on Sunday's and parking structure near.

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Wilton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Learning about the founding of Lowell, textile industry in early days of our country, the life and opportunities available for the young women who came to work in the mills was fascinating, Even more interesting was the fact that both Charles Dickens and Abraham Lincoln visited Lowell, Massachusetts. Charles Dickens was so impressed, he went back to England telling everyone... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Boott Cotton Mills Museum is really informative - good overview of local history and its impact on the nation! Textiles in the gift shop bring it to life...

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