• Pawtucket canal with boat tour full of visitors with trolley in the background.

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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  • Credit Card payments for interpretive fees.

    Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »

  • Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium update.

    The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. 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?

Mile of Mills, Lowell National Historical Park

The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.