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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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Great museum about early manufacturing in the US

The Boots museum is very impressive. It is a classroom on the industrial revolution in America. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
An unexpected gem of a site

This national park is unlike the "nature" parks, but just an eye-opening and educational. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katjfer
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Liberty, Missouri
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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 St, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
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"minute walk"
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"all ages"
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"fascinating history"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Boots museum is very impressive. It is a classroom on the industrial revolution in America. The history is fascinating, the machinery is impressive and lives of the workers is sometimes heartbreaking. The staff does a good job throughout the facility filling in the missing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This national park is unlike the "nature" parks, but just an eye-opening and educational. The museum has a large mill room that is a good example of the sites and sounds of a mill at work (they even offer you ear protection). We got a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fourth visit to Boston and it is snowing in March 2018. Looking for local history, now that my Australian head was not so confused with left hand driving and snow changing plans in one snowfall. Typical of local, my friend from Billerica hadn't been...More

Thank Claire d
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband , 12 year old daughter and I visited the Boott Mill Museum on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Having grown up in nearby Chelmsford, I was interested in learning more about Lowell's role in the industrial revolution. The museum did not disappoint. My daughter...More

Thank kdm55
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LowellNHP, Public Relations Manager at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Lowell National Historical Park and the Boott Cotton Mills Museum. We appreciate your thoughtful comments are are thrilled to hear of your visit. We are especially happy to hear your 12 year old daughter found our exhibits fun and informative.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The entire first floor was filled with looms several of which were turned on. It was neat getting to see the factory "in action." The vibrations from the looms could be felt all through the second floor exhibits. The museum had exhibits on everything from...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We have toured the Boott Mills museum twice. The introductory film is so informative regarding the Industrial Revolution which had much of its origin in Lowell. Watching the looms produce the cotton fabrics and understanding the impact the process had on mill workers which in...More

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This museum is a really good history lesson for all ages. The working loom room is awesome. The operator turns a few extra looms on when you walk by and it gets so loud! Hard to believe how loud it must have been when they...More

Thank Cindy R
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

There’s a guy actually weaving talking you thru stuff the noise is authentically deafening. Ear plugs are supplied. When you go upstairs the displays encompass every single aspect of cotton.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Lowell is a city located not far from well-known American Revolution sites in Concord, Lexington and Boston. Lowell is credited as birthplace for the Industrial Revolution in the US starting in the early 1800's. The Boot Cotton Mills Museum is a major feature of the...More

1  Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Vast old brick mill building dating from the 1840's and shut in the 1970's has been reimagined as mostly riverfront condos. However, a wonderful museum and a working period factory floor is housed in a small portion of the complex. Small belt driven looms rescued...More

1  Thank Celia L
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marlenecrouch
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
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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.
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