• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley


    National Historical Park Massachusetts


Wheelchair accessible buildings within the park include the Visitor Center, Mogan Cultural Center, Moody Street Feeder Gatehouse, Suffolk Mill first floor, and Boott Cotton Mills Museum. Tactile pedestrian maps, Braille and large-print literature, and printed narration’s of audiovisual programs are available upon request. Park programs, including boat tours, are partially accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.

Lowell National Historical Park's trolleys are accessible to wheelchair users (one secure chair space per vehicle). When making reservations for programs including a trolley component, please inform us if your party will include a wheelchair user so that we may reserve this space for you.

The boats used in the park's canal tours are not currently accessible to wheelchair users. Visitors using wheelchairs but who have some mobility may be able to access the tour boat provided they are able to be assisted out of the wheelchair and down 2-3 steps to the seating on the boat. The approach to the tour boat location includes an approximately 75 yard walk over a fairly level paved surface, and approximately 30 yards over slightly uneven grass-covered ground. For questions on boat tour accessibility, please call (978) 970-5000 or the park's visitor center at (978) 275-1788.

Guide animals are welcome in our facilities.

Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...