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Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell

Categories: National Parks, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you have a mechanical inclination, check out this place. I am a retired truck mechanic and I loved watching the mills in action. This is 200 year old technology...the speed is amazing. I enjoyed it...  read more »
  • Really enjoyed our visit to this place. The Rangers were very helpful in guiding us to all the places to visit. 
  • If you love history this is a great place to visit. The machinery is very loud so young children may be frightened. Excellent rangers talk you thru the visit. 
  • Excellent park that is a hidden jewel in the greater Boston area. Our family of 6 spent a long day here exploring the museums, eating a picnic at the park, and taking a free hour and half guided trolley tour. Make sure you go online to see what is open depending on the season. We can't wait to return and see all that we missed!
  • Great for learning about the plight of the working-class in the 19th century New England textile industry. I suggest bringing kids ages 8 and up.
  • Good place to visit for a day-trip from Boston. The historical aspects of this town are fascinating, but as it's all museums, there really isn't all THAT much to see. Definitely go check out the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, and afterwards swing by the Pawtucket Dam/Falls for a great view.
  • I enjoyed learning more about the industrial revolution and Lowell's history. My two year old son loves riding the trolley.
  • A informative place, educating the public about the history of Lowell and those that made it happen.
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