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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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The lives of the textile workers come close here. Perhaps you'll need to read up a bit before you... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Alameda, California
Fascinating View of 19th Century Manufacturing

Well worth an hour or two of time to learn how factories operated in Lowell back during the... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Beirut, Lebanon
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This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
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115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

The lives of the textile workers come close here. Perhaps you'll need to read up a bit before you go, but imagination and the brilliant park ranger guides will give you a real feel for the independence women sought and got as workers at the...More

Thank GodMat
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Well worth an hour or two of time to learn how factories operated in Lowell back during the industrial revolution. Quite interesting!

Thank ctvabeachbm
Reviewed July 17, 2017

There are 2 Visitor Centers a few blocks apart. The museum is in one visitor center. It has terrific displays and the mill machines. Very worthwhile.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

The mill complex is surprisingly attractive, and the self guided tour of the working machines and exhibits, as well as a very good film, all fascinating. I especially enjoyed reading what actual milk workers interviewed in the late 80's said about their experiences working at...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed July 2, 2017

The displays were well thought out and the movie interesting. Highly recommend if you are interested in industrial heritage.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Not just a collection of old machines, here you will see the staff actually using the machines to make cloth. There is an interesting video on the labor movement especially in the 19th Century. Be sure to watch and listen to videos of the "Old...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This museum is part of a larger National Park spread throughout Lowell, MA and doing an excellent job of preserving the history of Lowell's role in textile manufacturing as well as documenting the transitions industrialized America, and its work force have lived through. Very helpful...More

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed May 13, 2017

This is the last stop of the Mill Trolley tour that leaves front he visitor center. You get the option to ride back on the trolley or stay here and walk back (<10 minutes). A great little museum of textiles. On the day we were...More

1  Thank neobyrth
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Run here with the family to see the cotton machines running. There are so many of them, more than New Lanark's cotton mill in Scotland. The museum is very informative and interesting so spend two hours here and enjoy your time. The videos are good...More

1  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This museum lets you experience the history of the cotton milling industry in America. You walk through a mill from the early 1800s. The building itself is impressive in size and scope, and the displays bring the experience of the workers to life. For example,...More

2  Thank yatra_john
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September 26, 2016|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
Check out the Athenian Corner, Olympia Rest., Cobblestones or the old court. The Worthen is good but it is more of a bar and 54 people might overwhelm it for lunch. All of these places are online, but like any place... More
Anthony B
September 8, 2016|
Response from Renato L | Reviewed this property |
My advise is to take the Free lowell national park visitors tour. The opening times in October depends upon the time of the tour and the average visit is less than an hour.