• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Operating Hours & Seasons

CURRENT PARK OPERATING HOURS

 

Park Facility
March 22 - May 23, 2014
Visitor Center
9:00am-5:00pm, daily
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
9:30am-5:00pm, daily
Mill Girls & Immigrants Exhibit
1:30pm-5:00pm, daily
TrolleyTours: Views of Lowell
2:30pm, Saturday-Sunday
*Views of Lowell Trolley Tour
2:30pm, Monday-Friday
 

* These tours are available to reserve for groups in advance but not offered as a daily tour.

 
SEASON-SPECIFIC PARK OPERATING HOURS

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

* CLOSED, Thanksgiving Day, November 28, Christmas Day, December 25, and New Years Day, January 1, 2014.
December 1, 2013 - March 22, 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 28, Christmas Day, December 25 and New Years Day, January 1, 2014.
December 1, 2013 - March 22, 2014: Saturdays 1:30pm - 4:00pm.
March 22 - May 23 2014: Daily 1:30pm - 5:00pm.

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.
Restrooms.

BOOTT COTTON MILLS MUSEUM | 115 John St. (formerly 400 Foot of John St.) | (978) 970-5000
HOURS:

* CLOSED, Thanksgiving Day, November 28, Christmas Day, December 25 and New Years Day, January 1, 2014.
December 1, 2013 - March 22, 2014: 11:00am-3:00pm, daily. Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am - 4:00pm.
March 22 - May 23, 2014: 9:30am - 5:00pm.

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) 970-5000
HOURS:

Center for Lowell History Hours are Monday through Friday only, 9am-5pm.
Saturdays 10:00am-3:00pm
Mogan Cultural Center Hours are Tuesdays only, 1:30pm - 4:30pm.

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 "Hidden History 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 island is open Sundays when river conditions permit between May 15 and October 15. To find out the daily status if the walkway is open, please call the park at (978) 970-5000.

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Lowell, MA

Gamblers today can buy a "lucky cologne" which has its origins in the heart of Lowell National Historical Park. One of several local patent medicine companies, E.W. Hoyt & Co. produced personal products like Rubifoam tooth cleaner and Hoyt's German Cologne on Middlesex Street during the late 1800's.