• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    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 »

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Dickens In Lowell

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"Charles Dickens and Massachusetts: Untold Stories"

2012 is the bicentennial of the birth of the English author Charles Dickens. A consortium of cultural institutions in the United Kingdom and around the world are banding together to celebrate the life, impact, and relevance of Charles Dickens in the anniversary year of his birth. Lowell National Historical Park, University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Tsongas Industrial History Center, and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have come together in partnership to contribute an exhibit to the international celebration of the bicentennial. The exhibition will highlight Dickens's relevance to the Commonwealth and New England.

Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.