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 »
For information about the year-long operating hours for these exhibits please click here.
Begin your visit at Market Mills, the former Lowell Manufacturing Company, one of the city's original textile mills. Market Mills houses the National Park Visitor Center, where you can make reservations for tours, explore exhibits, visit the Children's Corner, and view the award-winning multi-image video program, "Lowell: The Industrial Revelation" every half hour 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Also on view by request is "Lowell Blues," a film by Henry Ferrini about author Jack Kerouac and his native city. (Due to special programs, times may vary occasionally). General information on area lodging, cultural institutions, and dining is also available. Also in Market Mills: the Visitor Center Bookstore, and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA. Limited free parking is available.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
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
Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center
River Transformed Exhibit
Did You Know?
There are 5.6 miles of canals at Lowell National Historical Park. The canals channeled the Merrimack River's 32 foot drop to Lowell's mills providing power for the mill machinery.