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Lowell National Historical Park

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Address: 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852
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+1 978-970-5000

This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial...

This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.

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Good Park - better to visit during the season to get full access

Lowell National Historical Park is a good example of a planned community - America's first industrial city. It had the 6 things needed for an industrial city to work - labor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lowell National Historical Park is a good example of a planned community - America's first industrial city. It had the 6 things needed for an industrial city to work - labor force, power (waterpower), transportation, land, buildings and raw materials. Young New England women and, later, immigrant families came here to turn out millions of yards of cloth. The merchants... More 

Thank safety_princess
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lowell National Historical Park offers a lot for visitors and locals as well. The Visitor Center on Market Street is an excellent place for information. The park has a number of displays an exhibits in a number of buildings, and also offers trolley, canal boat, and walking tours. The ranger guides are very knowledgeable.

Thank Discriminating010
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The film was informative, and the staff was super nice and knowledgeable. Most things to do were closed due to off season but we still got to see the Boot Mill looms, and it was still very worth the trip for this history teacher!

Thank Tygerness
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The entire site is well maintained with very knowledgeable and helpful stall. The information provided was clear and easily understood. As the weather was cold we didn't explore the entire site but will definitely return. The large free carpark is a bonus.

Thank meb91
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

It was great tour several buildings, trolley, and boat rides. We enjoyed it as much as the kids did.

Thank Mary R
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Post Colonial American history actually starts with this industrial city built to attract immigrants starting in the 1830's. Well worth a visit.

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I highly recommend that everyone visit Lowell and all its American Industrial Revolution attractions. You will get a chance to see History up close, a museum with working exhibits, a chance to try some things hand on and above all everyone can relate to what was done here as we all wear items made in a similar fashion. Well run,... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Lots to learn and see, the tour lasted over 30 minutes and the colors and machines were great to look at in the bright lights. Very clean and quiet inside as we were the only people there that week. All and all it is the best part of Lowell.

Thank Rudy L
Chelmsford, United States
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

Lowell was a major textile producer until the work went to lower-cost countries. But its legacy lives on in a variety of old mills, which are now offices, residences, stores, colleges -- and part of the National Historical Park. I learned a lot. Besides the Park and its tours, take some time to roam around Lowell. It has a lot... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've been to this park on many occasions, every single time I go I learn something new about the city I have adopted as my home.

Thank Denomyth

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