Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell

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Discover how textile manufacturing transformed the city at Lowell National Historical Park, encompassing several historical sites, such as a series of canals and a 19th-century mill. Walk through the museum dedicated to old textile manufacturing processes and visit factories that contributed to the Industrial Revolution in Lowell. Inspect intact canal raceways (currents used to turn water wheels), and stop by the cultural center commemorating generations of immigrants. Check out the working streetcar line, take a relaxing tour on a canal boat, and learn how water powered nearby factories. If you are unsure where to start, head to the visitor's center to ask for a map and advice. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Lowell holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lowell National Historical Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I live in Lowell and regret that I didn't do this sooner. The rangers offer free tours on the streetcar/trolley with a guided tour of one of the museums. Reservations to hold your place can be arrange...  more »
  • The museum is most impressive. Great displays. However, the video and descriptions are depressing because they emphasized the final few years before the mill had to close due to competing products fro...  more »
  • The place is strew with industrial relics. The centre and the staff are so knowledgeable. Make sure you do the tram/trolley and the boat trip.  more »
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  • Lowell is a town of 1800's textile Mills and waterways that powerd them it is also home of famous UMass Lowell University which attracts many National & international students
  • Lots of things to see and do there. Nice place to go during a day off.
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  • Great staff and theater
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