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.

USAF Heritage Band seated with instruments

Centennial USAF Heritage Band Concert

Celebrate Founders Day and the 100th birthday of the NPS. Free Concert at the Visitor Center Courtyard Thursday, Aug. 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Large group selfie at Boardinghouse Park

100th Birthday Celebration - August 27

Join us and celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. Tours, crafts, activities, dance, music, food & more. Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Locktenders await a tour boat at Guard Locks

Summer is Here at the Park

Our locktenders, boat captains, trolley operators & rangers are ready for your visit- tours now 7 days a week. Check our Complete Schedule.

Ranger inside the Boott Mills exhibit with arrowhead and

Behind the Park- Patent Medicines

Our behind the scenes video series, inspired by artifacts in our curatorial collection, continues with Lowell's patent medicine industry.

Park Pontoon Riverboat on the River

Meet Us on the Merrimack

Riverboat rides have finished for the season. Thank you to all who met us on the Merrimack. Canal Boat tours continue through Columbus Day.

Visitors on the Pawtucket Falls Overlook

Pawtucket Power Walk

Join Ranger Ken for a walk on the Riverwalk and Northern Canal Walkway and a visit to the Pawtucket Gatheouse. Saturday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m.

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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