Special Event


Women’s Action During the American Civil War (Walking Tour)

Lowell National Historical Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 43.000000, -71.000000

This walk will leave from the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center located at 246 Market Street. Lowell National Historical Park visitors may park at the Hamilton Canal Innovation District parking garage at 350 Dutton St., Lowell. Parking in this garage (only) is available to National Park visitors at no cost provided they obtain a valid parking voucher at either the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, or at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum at 115 John Street.

Dates & Times


Thursday, March 14, 2024


10:00 AM


45 minutes

Type of Event

Guided Tour

Please plan to arrive at the park visitor center 15-minutes before the start of the program.


While no battles of the Civil War were fought in Lowell, the people of Lowell were involved in a variety of ways, from fighting to providing support. One group not in the forefront of the conversation that aided in the war effort was the US Sanitary Commission made up of women of the Union. Join a ranger to explore how women were able to have a large impact in the American Civil War through local organizations and groups like the US Sanitary Commission. This 45-minute walking tour will explore a few notable places in downtown Lowell and tell the stories of the impact these women had on the victory of the Union. 

The walk will cover 0.75 miles of walking and will involve up to an hour of walking and standing. This event is free and open to all.

Reservation or Registration: No