• 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 »

Trolleys Return Photo Opportunity

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: March 3, 2008


Trolleys Return, a Sign of Spring



Lowell, Massachusetts.  The return of trolleys operating in downtown Lowell is a sure sign of spring as a visitor offering at Lowell National Historical Park. The first trolley runs of 2008 will be transporting students from Lowell’s Robinson School on Monday, March 3 as part of their classes’ participation in Tsongas Industrial History Center programs. Two classes will be climbing aboard at 9:30 am and 10:00 am at the Boott Mills stop. Along with two other classes they will be moving through downtown Lowell at scheduled intervals until 1:30 pm for sessions at the Visitor Center and River Transformed Exhibit.


The trolleys, replicas of the historic cars that ran in Lowell, operate from March through November annually.  Trolley operators, park staff in period uniforms, make stops at the Mack Plaza along Dutton Street, Boott Mills at the foot of John   Street, and the Tremont Gatehouse near Wannalancit along French Street. Schedules are posted at the Boott Mills and Mack Plaza stops.


For further information about the trolleys opening day runs, please contact Phil Lupsiewicz at 978-275-1705 or phil_lupsiewicz@nps.gov.


PLEASE NOTE:  Trolley operations can be cancelled due to weather conditions including snow and ice on the tracks. With snow anticipated this weekend, please call to confirm schedule/operation.




Did You Know?

Industrial Canyon, Lowell, MA

Protests came to Lowell in the mid-1830s. Mill management...twice reduced the take-home pay of women workers. Faced with growing inventories and falling prices, owners believed the only way to sustain profits was to cut labor costs. The mill workers were not willing to accept this logic.