Frequently Asked Questions
Are reservations required for park tours?
Where can I park in Lowell?
How do I get to Lowell National Historical Park?
Commuter rail service via MBTA is available from Boston's North Station to Lowell's Gallagher Terminal. Lowell Regional Transportation Authority shuttles run between Gallagher Terminal and downtown Lowell every half hour, Monday through Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Comprehensive directions and addresses for the park are here.
Is Lowell National Historical Park the first/oldest urban National Park in the country?
Lowell National Historical Park is unique in that it was the first urban national park of its kind. The park has a distinctive legislative mandate to support the preservation, protection and interpretation of historic buildings and cultural resources throughout the City of Lowell, including areas outside the official Park boundary. Lowell represented a new approach to national park design when it was conceived and legislated in the 1970's. More detailed information is available under park reports.
Did You Know?
The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.