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 »
Accessibility at Lowell National Historical Park
Many of the facilities at Lowell National Historical Park are historic and were built before current accessibility standards were set. The terrain at our park sites can contain many uneven surfaces and may provide difficulty for visitors with mobility issues or visual impairments. For more information, please call (978)-970-5000 or click the links below for specific accessibility pages:
U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are permanently residents who are permanently disabled are eligible for the Interagency Access Pass. This free, lifetime admission pass is valid at National Park Serivce, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Reclamation sites.
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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.