• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium update.

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

The Trolley Express is Coming to Town

The Trolley Express 2013
Rangers interact with families onboard the "Trolley Express."
NPS/Phil Lupsiewicz

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: November 15, 2013
Contact: Joann Marcos, 978-275-1779
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

***The Trolley Express is full. we will not be taking any more reservations. The City of Lights & Holiday Stroll offers many exciting family events.***

Lowell, MA.
Experience the magic of Trolley Express aboard the Lowell National Historical Park Trolley. The round-trip adventure is free and departs from the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. While riding the rails, listen to a reading of Chris Van Allsburg's classic children's story, The Polar Express©. Sing songs, ring bells, and receive something special to take home!  Join ranger elves to make a holiday craft at the end of the line.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until 4:30 p.m. or until all spaces have been reserved. To make your reservations, call 978-970-5000.

The Trolley Express is presented in conjunction with Lowell's annual City of Lights Parade and Holiday Festival.Families can partake in numerous fun activities as Downtown Lowell comes to life for the holiday season.For a complete list of City of Lights activities, visit http://lowell.org/pages/cityoflights.aspx.

For more information about the Boott Cotton Mills Museum and 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.