• Pawtucket canal with boat tour full of visitors with trolley in the background.

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Credit Card payments for interpretive fees.

    Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »

  • Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium update.

    The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »

Lowell National Historical Park honors Veterans with fee free weekend at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, November 10-12, 2012

Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Jim Higgins

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: November 5, 2012
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

 In honor of Veterans Day, Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees for all visitors at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Saturday, November 10, through Monday, November 12, 2012.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar stated "Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world." Lowell National Historical Park would like to invite public to visit this weekend to learn more about the history, heritage and people of Lowell.
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum tells the story of America's Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell. The museum, which includes an operating 1920's weaveroom, is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors are encouraged to begin their visit to the Park at the Visitor Center, 246 Market Street. Information is also available there about 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 this weekend, please visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

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...