Guided Tours

Guided tours are offered seasonally at Lowell National Historical Park. The following programs will be offered until September 5th, 2022. Go to our operating hours and season page to learn more about visiting the park.

Outdoor tours may be canceled due to unsafe weather conditions, including high heat or rainstorms. If you are unsure about a reserved tour, please call us at 978-970-5000.

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Working the Water Canal Boat Tour

Who dug the canals? Who laid the stone walls? Who operated the locks and gates? Discover the human stories of the workers who built and operated Lowell's remarkable waterpower system. Find out who is still "working the water" today.

Offered Thursday-Monday at 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 2 p.m. (until September 5th)
Offered Saturday-Sunday at 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 2 p.m. (September 10th-October 9th)

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Day-of tickets available on a first come, first served basis at the Visitor Center
Meet at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street)

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Suffolk Mill and Trolley Tour

Discover the diversity and variety of Lowell's stories. Explore how numerous factors have shaped both the city’s past and its present. Tour combines a short trolley ride through the historic city and a guided visit to the River Transformed Exhibit at the Suffolk Mill. Visitors should plan for a 90 minute tour, much of which will be spent on your feet.

Offered Thursday-Monday at 2:30 p.m. (until September 19th)
Meet at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street)

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Downtown Walking Tour

Join a Park Ranger for a special 45 minute downtown walking tour. Learn about the people that have shaped Lowell over the past 200 years while you explore historic downtown sites.

Offered Tuesday-Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (until August 31st)
Meet at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street)

Last updated: August 5, 2022

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67 Kirk Street
Lowell , MA 01852


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