Places To Go

Visit our Operating Hours page for more information about the hours for these exhibits throughout the year.
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.

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 videos 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, 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, and other mill-related items.

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Mogan Cultural Center

At 40 French Street, explore two exhibits that tell the story of Lowellians over time. In the Into an 1840s Boarding House Exhibit, visitors can see a recreation of a typical 1840s boarding house while learning about the daily lives of the mill girls working in the factories. Visitors can then venture to the new One City, Many Cultures Exhibit to learn about the many people that have made Lowell the vibrant multi-cultural city that it is today.

Both exhibits are located inside the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, just across Boarding House Park from the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

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

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: November 13, 2023

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