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    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Park Operating Hours
Park Facility
Daily Schedule October 14,- November 29, 2014
Visitor Center
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mill Girls & Immigrants Exhibit
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Views of Lowell Trolley Tour (Weekends only) 2:30 p.m.
Hidden History Ranger Talks - Boott Cotton Mills Museum 11:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Hidden History Ranger Talks-

Mill Girls & Immigrants Exhibit


2:00p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
 
SEASON-SPECIFIC PARK OPERATING HOURS

VISITOR CENTER
| 246 Market Street | (978) 970-5000
HOURS:

* CLOSED, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, Christmas Day, December 25, and New Years Day, January 1, 2014.
October 14, 2014 - November 29, 2014: 9:00am-5:00pm, Daily.

Special Programs, Exhibits, Available Facilties
Award-winning video program, "Lowell: The Industrial Revelation." Introductory exhibits to park stories and resources. Children's Corner. Restrooms, general information on your park visit, as well as area lodging, cultural institutions, and dining is available.

MILL GIRLS & IMMIGRANTS EXHIBIT | 40 French Street | (978) 970-5000
HOURS:


*CLOSED, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, Christmas Day, December 25 and New Years Day, January 1, 2014.
October 14 - November 29, 2014: 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Daily.

Exhibits, Facilities

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.

BOOTT COTTON MILLS MUSEUM | 115 John St.| (978) 970-5000
HOURS:

* CLOSED, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, Christmas Day, December 25 and New Years Day, January 1, 2014.
October 14, 2014 - November 29, 2014: 9:30am-5:00pm, Daily.

ADMISSION:
Adults, $6.00; Youths, 6-16 & Students $3.00; Senior Discount; Children 5 and under free.

Exhibits
Don't miss the roar of a 1920s weave room with operating power looms for a sense of the textile millworkers' experience! 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.

UMASS CENTER FOR LOWELL HISTORY &
THE PATRICK J. MOGAN CULTURAL CENTER | 40 French Street | (978) 934-4998
HOURS:

* CLOSED Most Holidays. Center for Lowell History Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Saturdays 10:00am-3:00pm

Research Library, Available Facilties
The Universtiy of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History was established in 1971 to assure the safekeeping, preservation, and availability for study and research of materials in unique subject areas.

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MOODY STREET FEEDER GATEHOUSE | Merrimack and Dutton Sts. | (978) 970-5000
HOURS:

Call to inquire about special group tour arrangements to visit this site.

Exhibits
Explore one of the preserved gatehouses that regulated the city's canal system producing waterpower for the textile mills.

RIVER TRANSFORMED EXHIBIT | 600 Suffolk St. | 978-970-5000
HOURS:

Call to inquire about special group tour arrangements to visit this site. See Guide Tour schedule for tour dates, here.

Exhibits
Insight on how the industrial revolution shaped our complex relationship with nature, a relationship that continues to evolve today, is told here.

NORTHERN CANAL WALKWAY | Entrance adjacent to 175 Aiken St. and/or Mammoth Rd/School St. Bridge. | (978) 970-5000
HOURS:

The historic walkway along the Northern Canal is open when river conditions permit between May 15 and October 15. To find out if the walkway is open, please call the park at (978) 970-5000.

 

 

Did You Know?

Factory Bell, Lowell, MA

The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.