Canal Boat Tour

Lowell National Historical Park Tours

Join a ranger for an immersive tour of the Pawtucket Canal – from Swamp Locks to Guard Locks and back. See and hear about the built history and physical operations of the canal system that was first designed to bypass a 32-foot drop in the Merrimack River and then converted to powering the mills.

Canal tours include a short walk from the park visitor center (246 Market Street) to the boat landing at Swamp Locks. The walkway follows a gentle, paved slope. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Tour begins at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street. 

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