Lowell National Historical Park & Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Other Ideas: Bunker Hill Monument; Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum (for kids and adults); Castle Island and Fort Independence; Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts; Old State House Museum
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Once you've visited this park, you'll never look at cotton clothing the same way again. Here, the Industrial Revolution comes alive through hands-on activities and programs.
Lowell National Historical Park Facilities
VISITOR CENTER | 246 Market Street | (978) 970-5000
Award-winning video program, 'Lowell: The Industrial Revelation.' Introductory exhibits to park stories and resources. Children's Corner. Restrooms, general information on your park visit, as well as area lodging, cultural institutions, and dining is available.
MILL GIRLS & IMMIGRANTS EXHIBIT | 40 French Street | (978) 970-5000
Explore the history of 'mill girls' and immigrants in a Boott Mill boardinghouse. The 'Mill Girls and Immigrants' Exhibit, located in the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, tells the human story of the Industrial Revolution by concentrating on the working people of Lowell. Restrooms.
BOOTT COTTON MILLS MUSEUM | 115 John St. (formerly 400 Foot of John St.) | (978) 970-5000
(Adults, $6.00; Youths, 6-16 & Students $3.00; Senior Discount; Children 5 and under free.)
Don't miss the roar of a 1920s weave room with operating power looms for a sense of the textile millworkers' experience! The Boott Cotton Mills Museum includes the weave room plus interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell.
UMASS CENTER FOR LOWELL HISTORY & THE PATRICK J. MOGAN CULTURAL CENTER | 40 French Street | (978) 970-5000
Center for Lowell History Hours: Monday - Friday only, 9am-5pm. Saturdays 10:00am-3:00pm
Mogan Cultural Center Hours: Tuesdays only, 1:30pm - 4:30pm.
MOODY STREET FEEDER GATEHOUSE | Merrimack and Dutton Sts. | (978) 970-5000
Explore one of the preserved gatehouses that regulated the city's canal system producing waterpower for the textile mills.
RIVER TRANSFORMED EXHIBIT | 600 Suffolk St. | 978-970-5000
Insight on how the industrial revolution shaped our complex relationship with nature, a relationship that continues to evolve today, is told here.
NORTHERN CANAL WALKWAY | Entrance adjacent to 175 Aiken St. and/or Mammoth Rd/School St. Bridge. | (978) 970-5000
The historic walkway along the Northern Canal island is open when river conditions permit between May 15 and October 15. To find out the daily status if the walkway is open, please call the park at (978) 970-5000.
In the summer, families can tour the park by vintage trolley or cruise through canals in a boat. You'll also see an 1840's boarding house where the mill girls lived. The park sponsors many special family oriented events, including the Lowell Folk Festival and Canal Heritage Day.
67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA map
Phone: (978) 970-5000
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