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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

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Address: 115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
Phone Number: +1 978-970-5000
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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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This was the BEST!

This was the most interesting place. To see actual looms at work and then imagine how it was when the 'Mill Girls' worked here....just awesome!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was the most interesting place. To see actual looms at work and then imagine how it was when the 'Mill Girls' worked here....just awesome!

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you enjoy history then Please go there for a look. It is a fantastic place with staff on hand to answer any questions. Thank you to the Park Ranger in the Visitor Center for showing my Friend and I (2 People only in the Cinema) the short film. You made the trip worth while.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I really enjoyed the history of going thru the mill and seeing how the young ladies were almost like slaves in working. They were paid very little and large portion of pay was for their room and board, They worked long hours in a noisy dusty factory!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent NPS stop on your tour of Lowell. If you like history, you'll love this. Very loud so be prepared.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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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