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

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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  • 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 »

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

National Parks Second Century Commission Releases Report

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Date: September 25, 2009

The National Parks Second Century Commission released their findings in a report on Thursday, September 24, 2009.  The Commission examined the National Parks today and the report presents a vision for the next 100 years.

The report includes references and findings from their visit to Lowell National Historical Park, one of five "exemplar" parks the Commission visited during their year long project.

The report and more information about the Commission are available at http://www.npca.org/commission.

Did You Know?

Francis Gate/Guard Locks, Lowell, MA

There are 5.6 miles of canals at Lowell National Historical Park. The canals channeled the Merrimack River's 32 foot drop to Lowell's mills providing power for the mill machinery.