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    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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    Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »

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Exhibits

Exhibit Hours

September 2 - October 13, 2014

Visitor Center
Free

Daily, 9:00am-5:00pm

Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Fees Apply

Daily, 9:30am-5:00pm

Mill Girls & Immigrants Exhibit
Free

Daily 1:30am-5:00pm

Center for Lowell History
Free

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm,

Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm

River Transformed Exhibit
Free

Open by tour only


 

For information about the year-long operating hours for these exhibits please click here.


Visitor Center

Begin your visit at Market Mills, home of the National Park Visitor Center, where you can make reservations for tours, explore exhibits, visit the Children's Corner, browse our bookstore, and view the award-winning multi-image video program, "Lowell: The Industrial Revelation". Also on view by request is "Lowell Blues," a film by Henry Ferrini about author Jack Kerouac and his native city. General information on area lodging, cultural institutions, and dining is also available. 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA. Limited free parking is available.


Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Don't miss the roar of a 1920s weave room with operating power looms! The Boott Cotton Mills Museum includes the weave room plus interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell. Adults, $6.00; Seniors, $4.00 (62+); Youths, $3.00 (6-16); Students (16+ with ID), $4.00; Children 5 and under, free. 115 John Street (formerly 400 Foot of John Street), Lowell, MA. Parking is available for a fee at city garage, or on street metered parking.


Also at the museum, check for daily happenings at the Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell Historical Society, and shop at the Museum Store (reduced hours in winter - call for details) for a large selection of mill-related books, cloth from our weave room, books for kids, and other mill-related items.

Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit
Explore the history of "mill girls" and immigrants in a Boott Mill boardinghouse. The Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, located in the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, tells the human story of the Industrial Revolution by concentrating on the working people of Lowell. Free. 40 French Street, Lowell, MA. Parking is available at city garage for a fee, or on street metered parking.

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.