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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  • Not great for older people or persons with disabilities. They want you to park far away where homeless people and people begging for money.. There is not close parking to the Boott Cotton Mills. 
    Not great for older people or persons with disabilities. They want you to park far away where homeless people and people begging for money.. There is not close parking to the Boott Cotton Mills.  more »
  • Lowell has made a remarkable urban park focused on its place as America's textile center for more than a century. It is worth several visits. 
    Lowell has made a remarkable urban park focused on its place as America's textile center for more than a century. It is worth several visits.  more »
  • Very interesting place with multiple galleries of exhibits, photos and explanations. The best part was a visit to the Boott Cotton Mill Museum (part of the park), where an actual weaving room was... 
    Very interesting place with multiple galleries of exhibits, photos and explanations. The best part was a visit to the Boott Cotton Mill Museum (part of the park), where an actual weaving room was...  more »
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  • The area is being restored at the moment. The sign said its expected to open in November. What work has been done looks very good
  • Memorable tour with the legendary Mr. Richard Jenkins. Vivid storytelling coupled with well preserved original machinery and buildings -- I could expect nothing more from this icon of American history.
  • My friend has a little restaurant in the street next to the park if you get a chance to try Jimmy's halal chicken the foods great and Jimmy's a big hearted hard worker worth the trip. I've seen him feed homeless people out of his pocket and his chicken is different than anything I've tried you'll walk out smiling and full.
  • Walking tour was great. Park ranger Rebecca did an awesome job. So much to see. So educational. Stayed for about 5 hours and was never bored!
  • Check out the Lowell Summer Music Series. National headline acts play outside in Boarding House Park. Fantastic venue with great sight lines! It is run by the non-profit Lowell Festival Foundation so the ticket prices are not crazy.

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