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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  • August 14, 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 th...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    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 in...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    As a historian, a national parks fan, and a dad of three little kids, I enthusiastically recommend Lowell. It is perhaps the most informative, well-planned, and fun historical park we have been to -- ...  more »
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  • September 28, 2016
    Great staff and theater

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