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 »
Lowell National Historical Park is a unique national park which is often host to numerous events and activities. Most special events and activities held in the park require a special use permit, issued only after the National Park Service (NPS) determines that the activities involved will not impair park values and resources. Please note that there are usage limits for the number of people and vehicles for any special activity.
For more information on permits and applications, you can contact the park at (978) 275-1783, email, or by mail: Special Use Permit Coordinator 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852
There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee, and if approved a $25.00 permit issuance fee. Other fees may apply.
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Did You Know?
Francis Cabot Lowell died before his colleagues began planning the industrial city of unprecedented order and scale that would eventually be named Lowell, Massachusetts.