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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. Put Lowell National Historical Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lowell vacation route planner.
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  • We had such a great visit to the Lowell National Historical Park this weekend. Although our children had been on field trips here, neither my husband and I had ever visited. So, we brought my visiting...  more »
  • We visited last weekend on a rainy, cloudy day but it was the perfect solution to the dreary weather outside. First, we visited the visitors center and the ranger inside was extremely helpful in not o...  more »
  • We spent about 2 1/2 hours touring the mills with smiling, informative rangers at every turn. If you happen to be near this area, it is absolutely worth your time to stop and learn a piece of our Amer...  more »
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