• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Boott Cotton Mills Museum Fee Free for National Park Week April 17-25

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: April 16, 2010
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

LOWELL, MA — Lowell National Historical Park is waiving museum fees at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for National Park Week, April 17-25, 2010.  National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has directed all National Park sites to celebrate our common heritage collectively represented by our National Parks.  “Together we are owners of this land, and this National Park Week, the National Park Service invite you to pass along this tradition. Introduce a young person to their national parks and introduce them to a new world of experiences that can shape their future, protect our environment, and preserve our American legacy. Share a park, and shape a life.”   “Lowell National Historical Park is an excellent example of our nation’s legacy which will provide our neighbors an opportunity to experience the significance of Lowell and our
place in the national story,” said Peter Aucella, Lowell National Historical Park Acting Superintendent.

The Boott Cotton Mills Museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at 115 John Street.  Visitors are encouraged to begin their visit to the Park at the Visitor Center, 246 Market Street. While there, information is also available about many other park offerings and cultural attractions in the City.

For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowe or call 978-970-5000. For information about national parks nationwide that are participating in fee free events during these same weekends, please visit http://www.nps.gov/npweek/


Did You Know?

Industrial Canyon, Lowell, MA

Protests came to Lowell in the mid-1830s. Mill management...twice reduced the take-home pay of women workers. Faced with growing inventories and falling prices, owners believed the only way to sustain profits was to cut labor costs. The mill workers were not willing to accept this logic.