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 »
Amy Glowacki, NPS
Moody Street Feeder (on Merrimack St.), Lower Locks, Swamp Locks, Francis Gate, and the Pawtucket Gatehouses (pictured below) are available for volunteer adoption. These gatehouses reside along the canals and rivers in unique and often spectacular settings. All of the gatehouses are historic structures that include rare features often not seen in America, such as 19th century canal locks, spillways, canal gates, and other important features associated with the development of water power.
Lowell National Historical Park strives to encourage the preservation and the interpretation of the gatehouses, locks and dams.
You can assist the park with the preservation of these buildings and the beautification of the grounds:
You can also assist visitors by:
Training will be provided for any of the above tasks.
Did You Know?
There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...