Lowell National Historical Park, MA

National Park Service

Discover the continuing revolution. Lowell's water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation including immigrant families and early female factory workers into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly...[more]

National Park Service Trolley carrying passengers along the Merrimack Canal
Lowell Trolley

National Park Service Trolley carrying passenger along the Merrimack Canal.

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Park Ranger describing gear mechanisms of a turbine to park visitors.
Suffolk Mill Tour

Park Ranger leading tour of Suffolk Mill

Jim Higgins

Ranger explaining locking procedures to tourists at Lower Locks
Lower Locks

Ranger explaining locking procedures to tourists at Lower Locks prior to boarding a boat for a canal tour experience.

Jim Higgins

Tour boat filled with people leaving lock chamber.
Swamp Locks

Tour boat leaving lock chamber traveling on Pawtucket Canal.

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Children enjoying a concert at Boardinghouse Park
Lowell Summer Music Children's Series

One of a six-week series of summer children's concerts held outside at Boardinghouse Park.

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Lowell National Historical Park


Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852


The National Park Visitor Center is located at 246 Market Street. Driving Directions From either Interstate Route 495 (Exit 35C) or Route 3 (Exit 30A if traveling southbound, Exit 30B if traveling northbound) ¿ Take the Lowell Connector to Thorndike Street (Exit 5B). Please note that the Connector is closely monitored for speed. ¿ On Thorndike Street, which becomes Dutton Street, continue straight through four traffic lights. ¿ At the fifth traffic light, turn right from Dutton Street into the Visitor Parking Lot. ¿ Free parking is available here during Park operating hours in the gated section of the lot with ticket validation at the Visitor Center. ¿ From the lot, follow the signs and walk to the Visitor Center through the mill archways and courtyard to the left section of the mill building on the far side of the courtyard. GPS 304 Dutton Street, Lowell, Massachusetts Public Transportation Commuter rail service is available from Boston's North Station to Lowell's Gallagher Terminal.

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