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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
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115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just a collection of old machines, here you will see the staff actually using the machines to make cloth. There is an interesting video on the labor movement especially in the 19th Century. Be sure to watch and listen to videos of the "Old...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This museum is part of a larger National Park spread throughout Lowell, MA and doing an excellent job of preserving the history of Lowell's role in textile manufacturing as well as documenting the transitions industrialized America, and its work force have lived through. Very helpful...More

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is the last stop of the Mill Trolley tour that leaves front he visitor center. You get the option to ride back on the trolley or stay here and walk back (<10 minutes). A great little museum of textiles. On the day we were...More

1  Thank neobyrth
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Run here with the family to see the cotton machines running. There are so many of them, more than New Lanark's cotton mill in Scotland. The museum is very informative and interesting so spend two hours here and enjoy your time. The videos are good...More

1  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum lets you experience the history of the cotton milling industry in America. You walk through a mill from the early 1800s. The building itself is impressive in size and scope, and the displays bring the experience of the workers to life. For example,...More

2  Thank yatra_john
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This a working water-powered textile mill. I have taken out of town visitors here several times. It's well worth seeing.

Thank Lapland_Lady
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Three generations of family visiting the Boott Cotton Mills. Made my Mom a bit emotional as she reminisced her years as a factory worker at the Berkshire Hathaway Mills. History coming alive as she recalled from the way the machines worked...More

Thank ChickenLady1
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

You could easily send a few hours here. The displays are striking and the written information easy to follow. The staff are very knowledgeable and willing answer questions. The boarding house is particularly interesting.

Thank meb91
Reviewed 29 December 2016

See the machines that ran here and the ways the workers lived. An essential piece of the industrial revolution.

Thank Keylime_10
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was the most interesting place. To see actual looms at work and then imagine how it was when the 'Mill Girls' worked here....just awesome!

Thank ybrib53
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I will be traveling with 54 people Oct 14th at 11:00 AM and the tour will last 2hrs.Where can I take this many for lunch very close, they will be ready for lunch?
27 September 2016|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
Check out the Athenian Corner, Olympia Rest., Cobblestones or the old court. The Worthen is good but it is more of a bar and 54 people might overwhelm it for lunch. All of these places are online, but like any place... More
Anthony B
What are the opening times mid October and how long is the average visit
9 September 2016|
Response from Renato L | Reviewed this property |
My advise is to take the Free lowell national park visitors tour. The opening times in October depends upon the time of the tour and the average visit is less than an hour.