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Lowell National Historical Park

67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852-1029
+1 978-970-5000
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Great displays , very informative

During a recent visit I was impressed by the restored mill buildings, the assorted mill equipment... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RRguy99
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
via mobile
wonderful experience

There is so much history to see in Lowell, great to take kids and grandchildren. Take a ride on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Myopinions2
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“canal tour” (37 reviews)
“visitor center” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852-1029
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+1 978-970-5000
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"canal tour"
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"visitor center"
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"industrial revolution"
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"boarding house"
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"historical park"
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"cotton mill"
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"trolley ride"
in 12 reviews
"textile industry"
in 13 reviews
"american history"
in 8 reviews
"new england"
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"free trolley"
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"market st"
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"knowledgeable rangers"
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"several buildings"
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"minute film"
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"great history"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

During a recent visit I was impressed by the restored mill buildings, the assorted mill equipment and the interesting personal stories of the lives of the textile workers. The short film that is shown visualizes the growth of the city and its infrastructure to support...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much history to see in Lowell, great to take kids and grandchildren. Take a ride on the trolley - it is terrific!

Thank Myopinions2
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I went yesterday with my young cousin. I am from Boston, history buff, and always wanted to visit the museums. Blew my mind! It is a unique.....a national park scatteted over many acres and a number of buildings. The vision of doing this...incredible foresight. You...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This park encompasses and large number of sites in Lowell, involving the cotton mills, the workers at the mills, and the waterways that powered the mills. There are walking tours along the canals that give you a perspective on the Industrial Revolution in the country.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This was the start of a business where everyone lived and worked in the same area. It had a noarcimg house for the mill girls, who had the 1st strike of a business. It is still a working mill, and kids will enjoy the machines...More

Thank majdad04
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This historical park is spread over several blocks so walking is a must. Start at the visitors center, see the exhibits, watch a video, and visit the gift shop before moving outside to the other parts. There is free parking in a lot, just take...More

Thank Katjfer
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Most buildings open at 12 or 1, so plan for that. The film is well worth attending, but it is so tantalizing that you'll want to return in the high season to see all that it offers. What an ingenious idea to have a park...More

Thank MontereyFoodie
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A nice town for walking in, and a good look at factory culture in America. The canals were pretty dirty at points, but the locks were impressive. I also enjoyed the mill and the immigrant exhibits. It's not necessarily unique if you have been to...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I live in Lowell and regret that I didn't do this sooner. The rangers offer free tours on the streetcar/trolley with a guided tour of one of the museums. Reservations to hold your place can be arranged through the visitor center. Our ranger was friendly...More

Thank Lulu L
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

The museum is most impressive. Great displays. However, the video and descriptions are depressing because they emphasized the final few years before the mill had to close due to competing products from the south and overseas. Should have commented more on how the mill improved...More

Thank Nicholas R
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Tsling
30 June 2016|
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Response from LowellNHP | Property representative |
Hello, So sorry for the delay. Our trolleys run daily, however the schedule fluctuates daily, due to reserved tours, weather etc. We do offer our free trolley tour at 2:30pm daily from now until Labor Day. The schedule... More
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