• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

2007-2008 Winter Hours

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Date: October 2, 2007
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-970-1705

Late Fall and Winter Hours 2007-2008 at

Lowell National Historical Park

With the changing seasons, Lowell National Historical Park announces a new schedule of offerings for October 9, 2007 through March 7, 2008.  Lowell National Historical Park, one of nearly 400 units of the National Park Service, preserves and interprets the history of the American Industrial Revolution in Lowell, Massachusetts. The park includes historic cotton textile mills, 5.6 miles of power canals, operating gatehouses, and worker housing located throughout historic downtown Lowell. During this time of year, turn-of-the-century trolleys operate October through November. In planning a visit, there are three primary sites for exploring the Park.

 

Visitor Center at Market Mills

Begin your visit at Market Mills, the former Bigelow Carpet Company complex located at the site of one of Lowell’s original textile mills. At the Visitor Center you can:

·       Plan your exploration of the major park sites and the city’s rich industrial past.

·       View “Lowell: The Industrial Revelation,” an award-winning multimedia presentation, introduces visitors to the story of how people, technology, and capital came together to revolutionize textile production—and a way of life—in Lowell and other American cities. 

·       View “Lowell Blues,” a film by Henry Ferrini about author Jack Kerouac and his native city in the Visitor Center (due to special programs, times may vary occasionally).  

·       Make reservations for park tours and other programs.

·       Visit the Children’s Corner.

·       Sign up for the Junior Ranger Program.

·       Shop in the Museum Store.

·       Learn about Lowell’s many cultural institutions and the diverse array of special events that celebrate the city’s rich ethnic heritage.

·       General information on area lodging and dining is also available here.   

LOCATION: 246 Market Street

HOURS (through November 25):  Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm.   

HOURS (November 26-March 7): Monday-Saturday, 9:00am – 4:30pm. Sunday, 10:00am – 4:30pm.

CLOSED November 22, December 25, 2007 & January 1, 2008

ADMISSION: free

 

Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Don’t miss the roar of a 1920s weave room with operating power looms! The park’s primary exhibit includes the weave room plus interactive features and video programs about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell.   

LOCATION: 115 John Street

HOURS (through November 25): Daily, 9:30am-4:30pm.

HOURS (November 26-March 7): Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm. Saturday, holidays, & school vacation weeks, 9:30am – 4:00pm. Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm.

CLOSED November 22, December 24-25, 2007 & January 1, 2008.

ADMISSION: Adults, $6.00; Youths, 6-16 & Students $3.00; Senior Discount; Children 5 and under free.

 

Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit

Explore the history of “mill girls” and immigrants in a Boott Mill boardinghouse. The Mill Girls and Immigrants exhibit, located in the Mogan Cultural Center and the Boardinghouse, tells the human story of the Industrial Revolution by concentrating on the working people of Lowell.   

LOCATION: 40 French Street

HOURS (through November 25): Daily, 1:30pm – 4:30pm.

HOURS (November 26-March 7): Saturday, Sunday, holidays & school vacation weeks, 1:30pm – 4:00pm.

CLOSED November 22, December 24-25, 2007 & January 1, 2008. 

ADMISSION: free

 

Visitor parking is available at the parking lot along Dutton Street. Follow the signs to this location and directions for obtaining a parking pass.

 

For special events, group reservations, or other information please call 978-970-5000, or visit www.nps.gov/lowe.

 

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Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...