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 remember working in a spinning mill when I was younger. You hear the same noise and can understand what the people went through. The canal ride is a wonderful ride and they explain how Lowell utiliz...  more »
  • I have an even greater appreciation for fabric than I did before visiting. The effects of the cotton industry on women's rights, slavery, labor unions, and the Industrial Revolution are fascinating to...  more »
  • Step back into time. Start at visitor center at 246 Market St. Parking is validated there. Park at 304 Dutton St. Use annual America the Beautiful pass for 1/2 off admission of Boott Cotton Mills Muse...  more »
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