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Lowell National Historical Park

67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852
+1 978-970-5000
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Travel back in time

Your children will appreciate how fortunate they are after visiting this site. Getting up at 4 am... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
nationalparkPa
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An outstanding national historic park

We spent a full day at this national historic park enjoying historical interpretative... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Bill M
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Kerrville, Texas
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This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“canal tour” (37 reviews)
“visitor center” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Your children will appreciate how fortunate they are after visiting this site. Getting up at 4 am to work in a noisy dusty factory, working long hours, and living in tiny rooms in boarding houses are just a few of the hardships children experienced years...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a full day at this national historic park enjoying historical interpretative presentations, a river interpretative cruise, walking tours, museum exhibits, all explaining the history of Lowell's place in the industrial revolution through the cities cotton mills and fabric production. This was a day...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We first came 25 years ago, and our daughter was very impacted by the displays and the stories. If you want your children to understand the technology of the water-powered mills and the events that led to our earliest labor uprisings-- child labor, company owned...More

Thank KimT_6294
Reviewed 6 September 2017

National Park in Lowell is by far the best. The park rangers are the nicest people very knowledgeable and patient with everyone that comes through the park. So much history during the Textile era and the factories many still stand and are preserved. The streets...More

Thank azores57
Reviewed 6 September 2017

As a fan of anything to do with industrial history, I was prepared to like the exhibits here. I found them all fascinating and easy to follow. The area is large with several buildings involved. Be sure to leave enough time to see everything.

Thank Keylime_10
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Find out how weaving cotton cloth was mechanized and about the lives of those who operated the machinery.

Thank Randee G
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

So many things to see and do. Trolleys if you like transportation, old buildings and canals if architecture and engineering is your thing, restored mills that show off technology etc etc. It's all here! The National Park Service always delivers in my personal opinion and...More

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A very educational day about the long history of this huge factory town. Really the whole town is a museum. I recommend you sign up for the canal tour as soon as you arrive at the visitor center. A very fun way to learn about...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Start by parking for free at the Visitor Center (access from Dutton St.). Get a parking voucher, use the immaculate facilities, find out about free trolley rides, free exhibits, and free tours from the knowledgeable park rangers. There are so many different tours: canal tour,...More

Thank joetta2017
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Lots to see and do at the park. Start with the visitor center movie and displays. Buy tickets for the 1:45 hr canal and trolley tour. Visit the mills and take in a ranger talk. Great history of our industrial revolution here in North America.

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Tsling
30 June 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
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