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.


Exhibit of Long-Hidden Artifacts Explores People’s Impact in Mill City

‘Lure of the Spindle’ Exhibit opening August 6th

An exhibit on the Portuguese in early 1900s Lowell at the Boott Mills Museum celebrates the lives, faith, and family of immigrants at work and play.

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Walking Tour Group at Lucy Larcom Park

Lowell Walks Saturday Walking Tours

Lowell Community Historians and Experts offer 90 minute free walking tours on a variety of topics 10 a.m. most Saturdays at the Visitor Center.

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Boat tour ranger throwing a line.

Your Guide to Summer at Lowell NHP

Check out the schedule of boat, trolley and walking tours, and plan your visit with our Summer-Fall Guide & Map.

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Join us July 2nd from 5pm-9pm

Join us for Lowell First Thursdays

Visit downtown Lowell galleries, museums, restaurants and businesses on the first Thursday of every month from 5-9PM!

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2014-15 Annual Report

2014-15 Park Annual Report

Check out the most recent winners of the Community Excellence Awards and all of the park's programs, activities, and efforts over the past year.

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Boott Cotton Mills with Facebook logo background

Join the Conversation

"Like" us on Facebook and stay connected to the park. Join Lowell National Historical Park's online community.

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James Francis portrait and the Francis Pitcher

Have You Seen This Pitcher?

Famed Engineer James B. Francis' 200th birthday was on May 18th and we need your help in finding the silver pitcher made to honor his Great Gate.

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Ranger and students doing the Workers on the Line program

Education Programs at Lowell NHP

Innovative, hands-on learning opportunities at the Tsongas Industrial History Center. Field trips, professional development, lesson plans, and more.

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