• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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  • Trolleys Out of Service until Saturday August 23

    Due to repair work, the trolleys will not be running until Saturday, August 23. Daily boat tours will still be running, with a 1/4 mile walk from the visitor center. The 2:30 trolley tour will be offered as a walking tour. More info at 978-970-5000.

  • Lowell NHP Superintendnets Compendium upate.

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

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August 20, 2014
“The Cultural Fabric of our Lives”
“The Cultural Fabric of our Lives” 2nd Annual Global Cloth Fair at Lowell National Historical Park. Sunday, August 24th from 1:00-4:00pm.

June 09, 2014
What’s Your Story? Get creative with Your City Summer at Lowell National Historical Park
Come hang out with park rangers, get creative, and explore your city’s stories! This summer, Lowell National Historical Park invites families to Your City Summer, a regular series of free inter-generational activities

May 19, 2014
2014 National Park Canal Boat Tours Begin Memorial Day Weekend in Lowell
Canal Boat Tours Begin Memorial Day Weekend at Lowell National Historical Park. Visit Lowell and cruise the historical canals by boat and ride a trolley though downtown. Canal boat tours begin for the 2014 season on Memorial Day weekend. Between May 24 and June 13

May 09, 2014
2014 Excellence Awards Recognition For Community Contributors
2014 Excellence Awards Recognition For Community Contributors & kick off for Doors Open Lowell.

April 10, 2014
Lowell Celebrates National Park Week April 19 – 27, 2014!
Lowell Celebrates National Park Week April 19 – 27, 2014! Fee free at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum April 19 & 20. Special 30th anniversary of the Lowell Trolleys.

April 08, 2014
Families! Celebrate Spring at April Play-Cation 2014
Create your artistic masterpiece, explore the outdoors, go to the movies and lots more at April Play-Cation 2014! Lowell Play-Cation brings free family fun to local families during Massachusetts school vacation week, April 19-26, 2014.

April 04, 2014
LoWellness Festival April 26, 2014
Join us for the LoWellness Festival - Boardinghouse Park and the Boott Mills Courtyard will be alive with free interactive performances (get up and dance!), health screenings, food and gardening demonstrations, outdoor activities and games for kids of all ages, and more ! Come experience what "Lowellness" is all about !

March 21, 2014
The Trolleys are back!
The Trolleys are back!

March 07, 2014
Women’s Singing Traditions featuring Jennifer Kreisberg
Lowell Folklife series presents: Women’s Singing Traditions featuring Jennifer Kreisberg

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Lowell National Historical Park Creates over $28 Million in Economic Benefit
Tourism to Lowell National Historical Park Creates over $28 Million in Economic Benefit. Report shows visitor spending supports 397 jobs in local economy.

February 25, 2014
2014 Lowell Annual Awards for Historic Preservation and Culture
Lowell Heritage Partnership & Lowell National Historical Park annual call for cultural and historic preservation award nominations. These two fields represent the important nature of the Park’s dual mission to “preserve and interpret the nationally significant historical and cultural sites” in Lowell.

Did You Know?

Mile of Mills, Lowell National Historical Park

The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.