Fees & Passes

The Senior Pass is available at the Visitor Center for the park at 246 Market Street. Free parking is available for the visitor center at 304 Dutton Street (just take a ticket and we'll validate it inside). The visitor center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Senior lifetime pass is $80. An annual Senior pass is available for $20. Either pass will allow the passholder, and up to 3 additional guests, free entry into any park that charges an entrance fee. Be sure to bring a state-issued License or ID that shows you are eligible for the pass (age 62+).

Fee-Free Days at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum - 2019

The National Park Service is offering fee-free admission to national parks, which also means free admission to the Boott Mills Museum at Lowell National Historical Park, on the following days:

January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 20 First Day of National Park Week
August 25 National Park Service Anniversary
September 28 National Public Lands Day
November 11 Veterans Day

Boott Cotton Mills Museum - 115 John Street, Lowell MA
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum includes a working 1920s era weave room plus interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell.

Cost: Adults $6.00; Youths (6-16) $3.00; Students $3.00; Seniors (62+) 4.00; Children under 6 free.

Canal Tours
Canal Boat Tours are scheduled throughout the summer. Please see the schedule or call 978-970-5000/(5002 TDD) for information and reservations.

Cost: Adults $12.00; Seniors (62+) $10.00; Students (with ID) & Youth (6-16) $8.00, Children under 6 free.


Cost: Free at Visitor Center Lot (304 Dutton Street). Paid parking available on-street and in city garages.

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Every Kid Outdoors Pass

Beginning September 1st, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid Outdoors pass. This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

The Every Kid Outdoors pass is good for the 2019-2020 school year, until August 31, 2020. It's easy to get one- just visit the Every Kid Outdoors website, participate in a short activity, and download a voucher to exchange for a pass at any park that offers passes (at Lowell, passes are available at the Visitor Center and the Boott Cotton Mills Museum). Educators can visit the educator section to download a classroom activity and pass vouchers for the whole 4th grade class.

At Lowell National Historical Park, the Every Kid Outdoors pass admits the 4th grade passholder, and up to 3 accompanying guests, into the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for free. (Note that the pass does not apply to boat tours)


The "America The Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Lands Pass"
These annual and lifetime passes provide U.S. citizens and visitors an affordable and convenient way to access a wide variety of Federal recreation lands, including National Parks. Between 80% and 100% of the Pass program's proceeds are used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services. Passes are available at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street with parking at 304 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA) and the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, (115 John Street, Lowell, MA). For information on each of the passes, eligibility requirements, and benefits, see the chart below. For more information or to order passes online, visit the USGS Interagency Pass Site.

At Lowell National Historical Park, the America the Beautiful passes provide for a 50% discount at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for the passholder and up to 3 accompanying guests. (Note that the passes do not apply for canal boat tours).

Cost: Various Prices (Free - $80). You can purchase a pass at either the Visitor Center (246 Market Street with parking at 304 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA), or Boott Cotton Mill Museum (115 John Street, Lowell, MA). Valid ID required.

Last updated: October 9, 2019

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Mailing Address:

67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852


(978) 970-5000

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