Lowell National Historical Park
WELCOME to Lowell National
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852
General Information & Reservations
The early story of America's Industrial
Revolution is commemorated at Lowell National Historical Park in the
midst of this lively city. The Park offers visitors an in-depth look
into the past that brought the 19th century textile industry to tap
the waterpower of the Merrimack River while also revealing cultural
connections to the present and visions for the future.
Exhibits and Tours
Take a guided tour of Lowell by trolley or
explore the Merrimack on our canal boat tours. Uncover the Industrial
Revolution through interactive exhibits at the Boott Cotton Mills
Museum, and see the operating power looms. To learn more about the
people behind the history, visit the Mill Girls and Immigrants
There are several exhibits available in downtown
Lowell that are operated by Lowell National Historical Park.
Information about them is included below. The City also is home to a
wealth of cultural and historical offerings in addition to those of
Lowell National Historical Park.
Begin your visit at Market Mills, the
former Lowell Manufacturing Company mill complex, one of the city�s
original textile mills.
Market Mills houses the National Park Visitor
Center, where you can make reservations for tours, explore exhibits,
visit the Children�s Corner, and view the award-winning multi-image
video program, �Lowell: The Industrial Revelation� every half hour
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Also on view at 4:00 PM is �Lowell Blues,� a
film by Henry Ferrini about author Jack Kerouac and his native city.
(Due to special programs, times may vary occasionally).
General information on area lodging, cultural
institutions, and dining is also available. Also in Market Mills: the
Visitor Center Bookstore, and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. 246
Market Street, Lowell, MA. Limited free parking is available.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Don�t miss the roar of a 1920s weave
room with operating power looms! The Boott Cotton Mills Museum
includes the weave room plus interactive exhibits and video programs
about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and
rebirth of Lowell. Adults, $6.00; Seniors, $4.00 (62+); Youths, 6-16
$3.00; Students (16+ with ID), $4.00; Children 5 and under, free. 115
John Street (formerly 400 Foot of John Street), Lowell, MA.
Parking is available for a fee at city garage,
or on street metered parking.
Also at the museum, check for daily happenings
at the Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell Historical Society,
and shop at the Museum Store (reduced hours in winter - call for
details) for a large selection of mill-related books, cloth from our
weave room, books for kids, and other mill-related items.
Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center
The Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center,
located at 40 French Street, is a program of Lowell National
Historical Park in partnership with the University of Massachusetts
Lowell. The mission of the Mogan Cultural Center is to �tell the
human story of Lowell� through the development of exhibits, projects
The Center serves as the home to the
world-renowned Angkor Dance Troupe, Lowell National Historic Park�s
Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit and the University of Massachusetts�
Center for Lowell History.
The Mogan Cultural Center strives to play a
positive role among community groups as well as advance cultural and
historical activities within the city. 40 French Street, Lowell, MA
Schedule of Events. Parking is available at city garage for a fee, or
on street metered parking.
Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit
Explore the history of �mill girls�
and immigrants in a Boott Mill boardinghouse. The Mill Girls and
Immigrants Exhibit, located in the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center,
tells the human story of the Industrial Revolution by concentrating on
the working people of Lowell. Free. 40 French Street, Lowell, MA.
Parking is available at city garage for a fee, or on street metered
Did You Know?
Protests came to Lowell in the mid-1830s. Mill management...twice
reduced the take-home pay of women workers. Faced with growing
inventories and falling prices, owners believed the only way to
sustain profits was to cut labor costs. The mill workers were not
willing to accept this logic.
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