• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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    While the park helps the city prepare for and celebrate the Lowell Folk Festival, the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton St. will be closed Wed July 23-Mon July 28. Also check our Operating Hours page for changes to tour and exhibit schedules. More »

Become a Junior Ranger

How do I Become a Junior Ranger?
Participating in the Junior Ranger Program is a fun way for young visitors to get the most out of their visit to the park. Free activity books can be picked up at the Visitor Center or the Boott Cotton Mills Museum. Participants can earn a badge and a certificate after completing a few simple, fun activities.

What is a Junior Ranger?
A Junior Ranger is an important person who helps park rangers take care of our national parks. Do you like exploring the park, riding the trolley, taking boat trips, or walking along the canals? Would you like to have fun and help us take care of the park?

If the answer is yes, then you might be just the kid we're looking for to become our newest Junior Ranger!

Download our Junior Ranger Booklet here.

Become a WebRanger
If you cannot visit Lowell at this time, you can also become a National Park WebRanger.

Did You Know?

Factory Bell, Lowell, MA

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.