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
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Boott Cotton Mills Museum:
Three Fee Free Summer Weekends
LOWELL,MA — Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on three weekends this summer as an opportunity to promote visitation in the City. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar stated "National Parks serve as powerful economic engines for local communities and we hope that promoting visitation will give a small shot in the arm to businesses in the area." The dates these fees will be waived include: June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16, 2009. In addition, museum fees will be waived on September 26, which is National Public Lands Day. "This is an opportunity for everyone, especially those from the Lowell area, to experience your National Park and discover Lowell’s significant history," said Michael Creasey, Lowell National Historical Park 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/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Did You Know?
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...