All was expectancy. Changes were coming…nobody could guess what. – Lucy Larcom
Discover the continuing revolution. Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial Revolution.
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Tsongas Industrial History Center
The Tsongas Center is a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education and Lowell National Historical Park.Read More
The City is the Park
Welcome to Lowell, let us help you get familiar with the city. We'll help you plan your trip, spend your day in Lowell and learn all about the city.Read More
Did You Know?
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.