Guided tours are offered seasonally at Lowell National Historical Park. Go to our operating hours and season page to learn more about visiting the park.
Suffolk Mill 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 trip through the historic city accompanied by a park ranger and a guided visit to the River Transformed Exhibit at the Suffolk Mill. Visitors should plan for a 75-minute tour, much of which will be spent on your feet. Depending on transportation options, visitors can expect to walk as much as 1.5-miles on paved paths and are encouraged to bring water with them.
Pawtucket 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 while riding along the historic Pawtucket Canal. Disembark at the historic Francis Gate and explore how mill owners and engineers harnessed and directed water through the city. Find out who is still "working the water" today.
From June 18th to September 4th tours will run Thursday - Monday at 11:00am, 12:00 noon, and 2:00pm.
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.
Last updated: August 30, 2023