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National Streetcar Museum, Lowell

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The National Streetcar Museum is a streetcar museum and heritage railway located in Lowell, Massachusetts. It is owned by the New England Electric Railway Historical Society, which also operates the Seashore Trolley Museum, and is operated as part of the National Park Service's Lowell National Historical Park.
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  • Beautiful and good for anyone of any age, but inconveniently located. That's just Lowell, but even for Lowell it's hard to get parking near there. Worth it. Not in the slightest disability accessible....  more
    Beautiful and good for anyone of any age, but inconveniently located. That's just Lowell, but even for Lowell it's hard to get parking near there. Worth it. Not in the slightest disability accessible....  more »
  • Not a large museum but one that captures an era. We were impressed by the knowledgeable curators, who were ge with information. 
    Not a large museum but one that captures an era. We were impressed by the knowledgeable curators, who were ge with information.  more »
  • Street cars, trolleys, urban and interurban transportation is front and center here. Ride an actual street trolley too. The exhibits and displays go into great depth on how the short rail lines... 
    Street cars, trolleys, urban and interurban transportation is front and center here. Ride an actual street trolley too. The exhibits and displays go into great depth on how the short rail lines...  more »
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  • We live 45 mins away but the trip was worth it. We took our 2 year old as he’s OBSESSED with anything transportation and he loved it. The gentleman working was beyond friendly. I love the old vibes it has. Def worth a visit!
  • If you love learning about the history of streetcars, this is your place! You can see plenty of information and meet some nice employees! If you come June 19th or later, you can ride the trollies outside!
  • the areas that are around the emblematic places of the city, are in complete disarray. the canals that run through the center of the city. it has too much waste. lowell business area. it lets us see the deterioration of the buildings, dirty and faded showcases. abandoned and dirty business premises. It is an unpleasant sight to the tourist... we must improve.
  • I loved it! A great little museum. There was about 50 min of material to read and observe. A great place for kids and adults. Interactive exhibits and the staff were VERY knowledgeable. I enjoyed reading about the history of different types of Trolly and the evolution the what Lowell and the Boston area currently uses. Outside there is also a free exhibit of a Boston and Maine steam engine on permanent display. 24/7 - 365. Really cool! Definetly worth the price!
  • This was a real treat! Very kid-friendly. Inexpensive journey back in time.

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