Begin your visit at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, or at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street. General information is available at either location.
Information about additional park sites can be found here.
Please note: There is no charge for parking at the Visitor Center parking lot, 304 Dutton Street. Vehicle parking at most National Park locations is available only at city garages for a fee or on street metered parking. You are welcome to park at the Visitor Center parking lot for any park activities and either take the trolley (in season) or walk to these National Park sites.
Getting to the Visitor Center
From Interstate Route 495 take Exit 89C on to the Lowell Connector
From Route 3 take Exit 80A if traveling southbound, Exit 80B if traveling northbound.
• Take the Lowell Connector to Exit 5B Thorndike Street.
• Continue right on to Thorndike Street, which becomes Dutton Street.
• Take a turn right at the corner of Dutton and Broadway Street, which leads into the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Free parking is available on the left hand side during Park operating hours.
• After you park head towards the closest brick mill building and follow signs for the Visitor Center. Continue walking through the courtyard. The Visitor Center will be on your left.
Commuter rail service is available from Boston's North Station to Lowell's Gallagher Terminal. View the MBTA schedule for the Lowell Line. Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) shuttles buses run between Gallagher Terminal and downtown Lowell Monday through Saturday. Please view the schedule for the LRTA “Downtown Shuttle.”
Last updated: June 23, 2021