• Pawtucket canal with boat tour full of visitors with trolley in the background.

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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  • Credit Card payments for interpretive fees.

    Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »

  • Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium update.

    The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »

Youth Programs

 
Cover of the Pathways PDF showing a youth working with a shovel.

Pathways for Youth Programs:

Lowell National Historical Park has been reaching out to local youth for over twenty years. There is an intentionality in the interactions to develop meaningful relationships, provide a series of opportunities or next steps as the youth explore and engage with the community. Download the PDF for more information!

 
Youth in front of a large boat.

Mass Parks Student Career Intake Program:

The Mass Parks Student Career Intake Program (SCIP) is an innovative collaborative program providing a structured progression of career training for local youth from urban and minority communities with the goal of creating pathways to permanent employment in the National Park Service.

 
A group of youth posing in front of the Merrimack River.

The Lowell Spindle City Corps:

Working in partnership with Community Teamwork, Inc., Lowell National Historical Park offers opportunities for local high school youth to participate in the Trades Skills, Summer Maintenance and Youth Theater programs.

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.