The early story of America’s Industrial Revolution is commemorated at Lowell National Historical Park in the midst of this lively city. The Park and the City of Lowell offer visitors an in-depth look into the past that brought the 19th century textile industry to tap the waterpower of the Merrimack River while also revealing cultural connections to the present and visions for the future.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Explore the role of water in shaping Lowell’s history while traveling by canal boat on the park’s canals. Some walking is required – wear comfortable shoes. Tours take place rain or shine – dress accordingly. Canal tour times and schedules may be modified at any time depending on water levels. Trolley
Take a ride on a turn-of-the-century trolley. The trolley normally runs March through November weather permitting, 7 days per week. Please call for daily schedules.
Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit
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. Free. 40 French Street, Lowell, MA