All was expectancy. Changes were coming…nobody could guess what.      – Lucy Larcom

Discover the continuing revolution. Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial Revolution.

And More.

The Lowell Folk Festival, July 29 - 31.

Join us for a weekend of music, dance, folkcraft, foodways and more. Downtown Lowell is the place.

Boardinghouse Park Stage at the Lowell Folk Festival. Photo Credit- Jim Higgins.

Volunteer at the Lowell Folk Festival

The Lowell Folk Festival celebrates its 30th year on July 29, 30, & 31, 2016. Join the fun with the Folk Festival family- Be a volunteer !

Park Pontoon Riverboat on the River

Meet Us on the Merrimack

Join us for free short riverboat rides from the UMass Lowell Boathouse. This week- Monday & Wednesday, July 25 & 27 at 6, 6:40, & 7:20 p.m.

Ranger inside the Boott Mills exhibit with arrowhead and

Our Behind the Park Video Series Returns

Join Ranger Moriah for a behind the scenes video of Lowell National Historical Park, inspired by artifacts in our curatorial collection.

Three Rangers presenting Family Program crafts

Your City Summer Family Programs

Join us at the Visitor Center on Saturdays from 11-12 for free fun hands-on activities for kids and families. No reservations needed.

Trolley with rangers holding images of the NPS Centennial logo

Lowell NHP Celebrates the NPS Centennial

Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service, and Find Your Story at Lowell National Historical Park.

Walking along the Great River Wall

The Northern Canal Walkway

The Northern Canal Walkway will be open May 15- Oct 15 (flow rates permitting.) Come visit one of the great marvels of American engineering.

Canal Tour Boat turning at Swamp Locks with trolley at the top of the canal wall.

Lowell Connects- 100 Parks 100 Stories

To celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service, we're connecting Lowell's story to 100 other National Parks. Join us on Facebook!

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Mailing Address:

67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852


(978) 970-5000

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