An introduction and orientation to accessibility at Lowell National Historical Park. This quick overview will provide a sense of the experience of visiting Lowell and its sites, including the boat and trolley tours. For questions or more information, please call us at (978) 970-5000.
Accessibility at Lowell National Historical Park
Many of the facilities at Lowell National Historical Park are historic and were built before current accessibility standards were set. The terrain at our park sites can contain many uneven surfaces and may provide difficulty for visitors with mobility issues or visual impairments. For more information, please call (978)-970-5000 or click the links below for specific accessibility pages:
U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are permanently disabled are eligible for the Interagency Access Pass. This free, lifetime admission pass is valid at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US.. Fish and Wildlife Service, US.. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and Army Corps of Engineers sites.
Passes are available at Lowell National Historical Park, at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street with free parking at 304 Dutton Street) and at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum (115 John Street).
The Access Pass may be issued to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of any age that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) that severely limits one or more major life activities.
A permanent disability is a permanent physical, mental, or sensory impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
The pass generally allows free admission to any federal land that charges and entrance fee. The pass is good for a whole carload, if the property charges by the carload, or if charged by individual, the pass allows the passholder and three guests free entry.
The pass generally does not apply to special tours, programs, and some museums, such as a boat tour, bus tour, cave tour, etc.
For more information on the access pass, including ways to procure a pass by mail, please visit the Access Pass information page at the U.S. Geological Survey.