Deaf / Hearing Loss

Lowell National Historical Park provides a variety of services to accommodate people who are deaf and people with hearing loss.

Multimedia Presentations:

All Lowell National Historical Park multimedia presentations are captioned for the deaf and those with hearing loss.Most are open captioned (captions always on), while a few are closed captioned (see below). Printed narrations of the films are also available upon request.

  • Lowell: The Continuing Revolution - Visitor Center, open-captioned
  • The Worker's Remember Series - Boott Cotton Mills Museum Second Floor, closed-captioned (start buttons used to select with or without captions)
  • Wheels of Change - Boott Cotton Mills Museum Second Floor, open-captioned
  • Coming to America Series - Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, open-captioned


Lowell National Historical Park offers a variety of services at all times for those who are deaf and those with hearing loss on park tours.

  • Assisted listening devices and portable microphone and speaker system
  • Printed tour handouts are available at the visitor center desk
  • Graphic safety guides for boat and trolley tours
  • Proximity seating on boats and trolleys is available to aid in hearing and/or lip reading.

In addition, American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation may be arranged for attending tours with fourteen (14) days advanced notice, providing interpreter resources are available.

Please call (978) 970-5000 or use the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 to request a Sign Language Interpreter. Or, complete and submit the Request for a Sign Language Interpreter Form. If a Sign Language Interpreter is requested and you are unable to make your visit to Lowell National Historical Park, a 48-hour notice of cancellation is requested.

For specific questions, or to make a reservation, please call 978-970-5000.

Follow up:

We want to do the best we can to insure that your experience at Lowell National Historical Park is gratifying. Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions by calling 978-970-5000, using the Federal Relay Service, or by e-mail.

Last updated: October 13, 2018

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67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852


(978) 970-5000

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