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Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell
(4.6/5 based on 220+ 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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  • This is a 19th century mill. They used to weave cloth in this town and have preserved a portion of one of the mills. This was the start of the Industrial Revolution and things took off from here. We s...  more »
  • This is a wonderful National Park. Exhibits, movies and even a trolley ride. Learn about the young women who worked in the first mechanized textile factory in the US. Find out about the history of the...  more »
  • Lowell National Historical Park is different from most - it's scattered about downtown Lowell, with other sights nestled here and there amid its various parts, if you're interested (national quilt mus...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Lovely grounds. Fun place for a visit and good for little kids.
  • This place was very interesting and it was very informative! My great grandmother worked at the textile mill so learning my family history was neat.
  • Fascinating view of American history and the industrial revolution here. Great activities and great exhibits, few crowds, and great Rangers.
  • I enjoyed learning more about the industrial revolution and Lowell's history. My two year old son loves riding the trolley.