Folk Festival Parking and Schedule Changes
While the park helps the city prepare for and celebrate the Lowell Folk Festival, the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton St. will be closed Wed July 23-Mon July 28. Also check our Operating Hours page for changes to tour and exhibit schedules. More »
Trolley Track Costruction
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
(Lowell). Lowell National Historical Parks trolleys will be going off line for two weeks this September to address new rail installation. Beginning Monday, August 27, fencing and a hay bale barrier will be installed. Much of the track in the straightaway will be removed during an evening so as not to impact Lowell high school. Track work will continue during the evenings from Wednesday August 29 and continue to Wednesday September 5. Mack Plaza will have some removals on the trolley bridge which is expected to take around four working days.
After the removals are done, the reinstallation will begin. The straightaway work is planned for the week of the September 17-21 and will once again be done in the evening. Much of the heavier resetting work on the bridge is planned for that week as well. The decking in and around Mack Plaza will be closed until mid-October.
Did You Know?
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.