• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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  • Folk Festival Parking and Schedule Changes

    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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About
Lowell National Historical Park, one of nearly 400 units in the National Park System in the United States, interprets and preserves significant historical and cultural resources from the 19th-century American Industrial Revolution. The Park includes a 142-acre Park District and an adjacent and overlapping 583-acre Historic Preservation District. Lowell National Historical Park represents an innovative park concept that provides for an historical/cultural park in a living, working, urban environment.

Created in 1978, the Park was given a unique mandate which called for the Park to not only preserve and interpret the resources representing Lowell's role in the 19th century American industrial revolution but also to serve as a catalyst in revitalizing the city's physical, economic and cultural environments.

 

Did You Know?

Mile of Mills, Lowell National Historical Park

The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.