Places To Go

Visit our Operating Hours page for more information about the hours for these exhibits throughout the year.
 
A park ranger helps a father and son explore a model of the factory

Meg Moore

Boott Cotton Mills Museum


Don't miss the roar of 85 operating power looms! The Boott Cotton Mills Museum includes a recreated 1920s-era weave room, historical artifacts, interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution and the people of Lowell.

Admission: $6.00 for adults; $4.00 for seniors (62+); $3.00 for youth (6-16); $4.00 for students (16+) with ID; and free for children aged 5 and under.

115 John Street (formerly 400 Foot of John Street), Lowell, MA. Metered parking is available on street and in nearby city garages.

Visit the Boott Cotton Mills Museum park store for a large selection of mill-related books, cloth from our weave room, books for kids, and other mill-related items.

 
A Junior Ranger Stamping His Passport Book

Meg Moore

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center


The park Visitor Center is located at 246 Market Street, with free parking in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District parking garage at 350 Dutton Street. Use our Visitor Center to join walking and canal tours, make reservations, purchase National Park passes, visit the Children's Corner, browse our park store, and view the film "Lowell: The Continuing Revolution”. General information on area lodging, cultural institutions, and dining is also available.

 
The exterior view of the Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, an old brick boarding house

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Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibition


At 40 French Street, explore the daily lives of the young women workers and the successive waves of newcomers who turned raw cotton into finished cloth in Lowell cotton mills. The Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibition is located inside a recreated boardinghouse and includes historical artifacts and oral histories contributed by working people of Lowell.

Mill Girls and Immigrants exhibition is located inside the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, just across Boardinghouse Park from the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

Admission is free. Metered parking is available on street and in nearby city garages.

Mill Girls Exhibit is closed for the winter season.
Lowell National Historical Park is working with our communities to co-create a new cultural exhibition in the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, which will replace the existing exhibit about immigrants. The current immigration exhibit is now closed while the park works on the new exhibit.

 
A ranger stands over a turbine pit

James Higgins

Suffolk Mill Turbine Exhibit


Located at 660 Suffolk Street, alongside the Northern Canal, the water turbine at Suffolk Mill is a still-operating example of how power was generated for 19th century cotton mills. Scores of turbines like this one served as the rumbling heart of local factories, and were an important innovation engineered in Lowell. The turbine pit and transmission machinery date back to 1853.

Suffolk Mill is accessible by guided tour only.

Last updated: January 11, 2022

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