Winter 2016 Update:
Boat tours have concluded for the 2016 season and will return on Memorial Day weekend, 2017. Boat tours are offered on weekends from Memorial Day to mid-June, then daily through Labor Day. In the Fall, tours are offered on weekends from Labor Day through Columbus Day.
Trolleys have been put away for the winter, and the Mill & Trolley Tour will return in April 2017. The Mill & Trolley Tour is offered on weekends from April through Memorial Day, weekdays in early June, then daily through the summer until Labor Day. In the Fall, the tour is offered on weekdays Labor Day-Columbus Day, and weekends through mid-November.
Lowell National Historical Park offers a wide variety of tours and programs throughout the year. Spaces for tours, especially for boat tours, are limited and reservations are suggested. To make a reservation, call (978) 970-5000.
Trolley and walking tours are offered free of charge. Boat tours are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $8 for students and youths (age 6-16), and free for children 5 and under. Cash, check , or charge (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) may be used for payment.
For boat tours, visitors should arrive at the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, Lowell, at least 30 minutes before tour start time to purchase their tickets. For trolley and walking tours, visitors should arrive at the Visitor Center about 30 minutes before tour start time.
Boat tours are on an open-topped boat, and the tours run rain or shine. For the best tour experience, plan for the weather and be sure to have sunscreen, a hat or other head covering, and plenty of water with you. The specific route for boat tours may change due to the weather or to changing levels of water in the river or the canals. Occasionally, tours may be cancelled due to the weather or water levels. If you have any questions about your tour, please call the park at (978) 970-5000.