• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Directions

Entrance to Lowell NHP on Dutton Street

Your approach to Lowell NHP entrance on Dutton Street.  Make the right turn, over the railroad tracks for parking lot.

Internet and GPS Directions

Use "304 Dutton Street, Lowell MA 01852"
as target destination for Visitor Center parking lot. View on Google Maps.

Here are two views of our Entrance Sign at Dutton and Broadway. Turn to right (on this view) and go over railroad tracks. Parking lot is to left.

 
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Close up of Lowell National Historical Park Entrance Sign on Dutton Street

Directions
The best starting location for a visit to Lowell National Historical Park is the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street where general information and orientation is offered. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton Street, with signage directing you through Market Mills to the Visitor Center.

Additional Park visitor facilities are located throughout downtown at the following addresses:

• Boott Cotton Mills Museum and Event Center, 115 John St.
• Tsongas Industrial History Center, 115 John St.
• Boarding House Park, 40 French St.
• Mogan Cultural Center, and the Mill Girls and Immigrant Exhibit, 40 French St.
• River Transformed Exhibit, 600 Suffolk St.

Please note: nearby vehicle parking at these locations is available only at City garages for a fee. You are welcome to park at the Visitor Center parking lot for any park activities and either take the trolley (in season) or walk to these Park sites.

Getting There
To drive to Lowell National Historical Park, from either Interstate Route 495 (Exit 35C) or Route 3 (Exit 30A if traveling southbound, Exit 30B if traveling northbound)
• Take the Lowell Connector to Thorndike Street (Exit 5B). Please note that the Connector is closely monitored for speed.
• On Thorndike Street, which becomes Dutton Street, continue straight through four traffic lights.
• At the fifth traffic light, turn right from Dutton Street into the Visitor Parking Lot.
• Free parking is available here during Park operating hours in the gated section of the lot with ticket validation at the Visitor Center.
• From the lot, follow the signs and walk to the Visitor Center through the mill archways and courtyard to the left section of the mill building on the far side of the courtyard.

Public Transportation
Commuter rail service is available from Boston's North Station to Lowell's Gallagher Terminal. View the MBTA schedule for the Lowell Line. Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) shuttles buses run between Gallagher Terminal and downtown Lowell Monday through Saturday. Please view the schedule for the LRTA “Downtown Shuttle”

Driving Directions To Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Boarding House Park, and Mogan Cultural Center

From Route 495:

· Take Exit 35c to the Lowell Connector. Follow the Lowell Connector to its end.

· Turn left onto Gorham street and continue on Central Street.

· Turn left onto Merrimack Street.

· Take an immediate right onto John street.

· Go two blocks to the Downes Garage (fee) on John Street on the right.

· Walk across French street to Boarding House Park, or across French Street and down John Street to the Boott Mills

From Route 3:

· Take Exit 30 to the Lowell Connector.

· Follow the Lowell Connector to its end.

· Turn left onto Gorham street and continue on Central Street.

· Turn left onto Merrimack Street.

· Take an immediate right onto John Street.

· Go two blocks to the Downes Garage (fee) on John Street on the right.

· Walk across French street to Boarding House Park, or across French Street and down John Street to the Boott Mills

Did You Know?

Francis Gate/Guard Locks, Lowell, MA

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.