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


    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 »

Park Library

The Library at Lowell National Historical Park is a non-circulating collection of almost 3000 books, reports, dissertations, and other materials relating to the history of Lowell, the early American industrial revolution, the American cotton textile industry, and the development and activities of the Park.

The Park Library is available for limited public and research use by prearranged appointment only.

Email the Library

Phone Number

Mailing Address
Lowell National Historical Park
Library Services
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852

The Library Catalog for the National Park Service including Lowell National Historical Park may be viewed at the National Park Service Library website.

Lowell Cultural Inventory Reports of Buildings in Downtown Lowell [369] are available on the UML Digital Commons site.

The Digital Commonwealth includes aerial photographs from our collection and the Center for Lowell History.

Did You Know?

Francis Gate/Guard Locks, Lowell, MA

There are 5.6 miles of canals at Lowell National Historical Park. The canals channeled the Merrimack River's 32 foot drop to Lowell's mills providing power for the mill machinery.