On the Commuter Rail from North Station

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Jr. Rangers on "Friendship" Salem Maritime NHS

Park Lowell National Historical Park

Title Earth Day 1800

Date Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time 11:15a.m.

how long 1 hour

Description Did the city dweller of the 1800s have a concept of “earth day?” What was it like to live in Lowell in the 1800s during the height of the Industrial Revolution? Learn what the urban environment looked like to a city dweller of the 1800s and compare that to today’s urban landscape. What has changed? Explore downtown Lowell with a National Park ranger for a brief introduction to the Park’s story, an opportunity to view the popular canal and transportation systems and an exciting look at Lowell’s attempts to create a “green city,” past and present. No reservations are required.

Cost $1.00 ages 13-59 years, $.50 for seniors and children 6-12 for shuttle bus, one-way

Distance Approximately ½ mile of walking on ranger-guided tour

Starting location Meet a park ranger in the Kennedy Center at Gallagher Terminal in Lowell. Train #1303 leaving Boston’s North Station at 10:10 a.m. and arriving in Lowell at 10:54 am. Information on return shuttle runs and the commuter rail is available at the Lowell National Park Visitor Center.

For more information see www.nps.gov.lowe or call (978)970-5000.

While visiting Lowell, visitors will be encouraged to take in the many cultural attractions in the downtown area. There are a wide variety of restaurants, are galleries, museums, and shops to see and experience during the visit. Lowell National Historical Park offers guided canal boat tours, historic trolley rides, the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, the Lowell Summer Music Series, the Lowell Folk Festival and many special programs all summer long.

Park Minute Man National Historical Park

Title Discord in Concord

Date Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time 2:00p.m.

how long 90 minute walking tour

Description This walking tour will compare and contrast how the residents of Concord, Massachusetts chose to defy the laws of the land on April 19, 1775 and through their participation in the Underground Railroad after the Revolution.

Cost Free and open to the public.

Distance1.5 miles (3 miles round trip)

Starting location Meet a park ranger at the train station in Concord, 90 Thoreau Street, on the Fitchburg line. This tour is timed to meet train # 422 from Fitchburg arriving in Concord at 1:53 pm. and train # 423 from North Station arriving in Concord at 1:56 pm. The tour will end at the North Bridge.

An escort back to the train station is available if desired.

For more information see www.nps.gov/mima or call 978-369-6993

Park Minute Man National Historical Park

Title Discord in Concord

Date Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time Noon

how long 90 minute walking tour

Description This walking tour will compare and contrast how the residents of Concord, Massachusetts chose to defy the laws of the land on April 19, 1775 and through their participation in the Underground Railroad after the Revolution.

Cost Free and open to the public.

Distance1.5 miles (3 miles round trip)

Starting location Meet a park ranger at the train station in Concord, 90 Thoreau Street, on the Fitchburg line. This tour is timed to meet train # 1408 from Fitchburg arriving in Concord at 12:01 pm. and train # 1407 from North Station arriving in Concord at 12:03 pm. The tour will end at the North Bridge.

An escort back to the train station is available if desired.

For more information see www.nps.gov/mima or call 978-369-6993

Park Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Title National Junior Ranger Day: A Sailor’s Life

Date Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

how long spend a half an hour or a full day.

Description Experience a sailor’s life and earn your Junior Ranger badge. Board Salem’s East Indiaman, Friendship. Furl a sail. Look for salt water shore life. Lots more!

Cost Free and open to the public

Distance 0.9 miles to the Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Starting location Salem Commuter Rail Station

For more information see www.nps.gov/sama or call 978-740-1650

Park Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Title National Junior Ranger Day

Date Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

how long spend a half an hour or a full day.

Description Help inaugurate the Saugus Iron Works Junior Ranger Station! Working waterwheels! Lots of new hands-on activities! Bring your own binoculars. Have the barn swallows arrived yet for the season?

Cost Free and open to the public

Distance Bus #430 arrives at Saugus Iron Works from Malden Center Station

Starting location 244 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906

For more information see www.nps.gov/sairor call 781-233-0050

Last updated: March 31, 2012

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

North Bridge Visitor Center / Park Head Quarters
174 Liberty St.

Concord, MA 01742

Phone:

(978) 369-6993

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