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National Park Service Announces Winter Schedule and Holiday Hours

A bright yellow trolley car #4131 is center image.  ON the front is a green wreath with a red ribbon in the center of the front of the trolley, below the windshield.
Winter Hours at Lowell NHP
NPS/Phil Lupsiewicz

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News Release Date: December 6, 2013
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell National Historical Park, one of 401 units of the National Park Service, engages people in the exploration and preservation of the dynamic human stories of the American Industrial Revolution in Lowell, MA. Nearly 200 years ago, Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation into a new industrial era. The park, in downtown Lowell, includes historic cotton textile mills, 5.6 miles of power canals, operating gatehouses, and worker housing. The Park offerings from December 1, 2013 through March 22, 2014 are adjusted for the winter season.

Begin your visit at the National Park Visitor Center where you can plan your exploration of the park and the city. “Lowell: The Industrial Revelation,” the orientation film, 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.

VISITOR CENTER HOURS: December 1, 2013 through March 22, 2014: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily. CLOSED: December 25, 2013 & January 1, 2014. Admission: FREE.

Boott Cotton Mills Museum
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum, the park’s primary exhibit, includes a 1920s weave room with operating power looms, interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell.  

MUSEUM HOURS:, December 1, 2013 through March 22, 2014: Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. CLOSED: December 25, 2013 & January 1, 2014. Admission: Adults, $6.00; Youth (6-16) & Students $3.00; Children 5 and under, free. Ask about Senior Discount.

Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit
Explore the history of the working people of Lowell in a former Boott Mill boarding house. The Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, located in the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, tells the human story of the Industrial Revolution.  

EXHIBIT HOURS:, December 1, 2013 through March 22, 2014: Saturdays 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.CLOSED: December 25, 2013 & January 1, 2014. Admission: FREE.

For more information about Lowell National Historical Park, visit www/nps.gov/lowe, or call 978-970-5000.


Did You Know?

Factory Bell, Lowell, MA

The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.