National Park Service, Massachusetts.
Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living testament to the dynamic human story of the industrial revolution.
From Interstate Route 495 take Exit 89C on to the Lowell Connector. From Route 3 take Exit 80A if traveling southbound, Exit 80B if traveling northbound. • Take the Lowell Connector to Exit 5B (Thorndike Street) • Continue right on to Thorndike Street, which becomes Dutton Street • At the third traffic light continue straight under the overpass • At the next light turn right. Free parking is available at the City garage. Follow signs and walk through the mill courtyard to reach the Visitor Center