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.


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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Canal Boat Tour Summer Camp Scene

Summer Day Camp 2015

Have some fun this summer- Explore Lowell's history, the Merrimack River, local national parks & much more. Sign-up for week–long day camp sessions.

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Walking Tour Group at Lucy Larcom Park

Lowell Walks Saturday Walking Tours

Lowell Community Historians and Experts offer 90 min. free walking tours on a variety of topics most Saturdays at the Visitor Center (starts June 6).

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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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Check out our new location at the Boarding House, 40 French Street

Join us for Your City Saturdays.

Your City Saturdays returns. Free drop-in crafts and family fun, now at the Boarding House, 40 French Street, right next to Boardinghouse Park.

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Park rangers holding various types of cameras and electronics

Behind the Scenes - A Day in the Life of a Ranger

What's it like working here at Lowell National Historical Park? Join our staff in the season finale of Behind the Park to find out!

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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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