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Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution

Come visit the Boott Cotton Mills Museum with the whole family and learn how the American... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lowell, Massachusetts
Great piece of history very well done

Well done and well organized. Museum staff were very knowledgable and helpful, especially in the... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
Lee W
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This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
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All reviews industrial revolution cotton mill great understanding upper floor weaving process first floor all ages men and women free parking fascinating history front desk great visit two hours across the street rainy day new england national park
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come visit the Boott Cotton Mills Museum with the whole family and learn how the American Industrial Revolution started! Lowell is the site of the first inner city National Park in America. Learn how immigrants came to America and found work in the Lowell Mills...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dangregory31
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Well done and well organized. Museum staff were very knowledgable and helpful, especially in the loom area, taking extra time to explain the workings of the looms, conditions for the workers, the different cloths milled. We have been to a number of museums that dealt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee W
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The working early 20th century looms on the ground floor are mesmerising but the noise from just the few that are running is enough to provide a taste of what life was like for the (mostly) women who worked there. On the upper floor are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It’s handicap accessible and great for all ages. The mill gives you a great understanding and feeling on how the men and women from our past had to endure to make money. There lots to see but should be able to get through the whole...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NHgardengirl
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great museum. We visited the mill, and thought the site was interesting and well done. The actual room of working looms was everyone’s favorite. We also visited the house next door too where workers stayed. I wish we had more time to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank matt7571
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This was the best part of this Historic Park. A number of the looms were running when we were there and we spent some time talking to the loom operator. It gives one a great understanding of what it was like to work in these...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Calhu
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Nice tour. Able to learn the areas role at the center of Industrial Revolution. Learned the working conditions of the women and young ladies working there. Enjoyed!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 21Kathy21
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The museum was so interesting. To imagine the thousands of men and women who worked here throughout the the 19th and 20th century under the extreme nosiness and dangerous conditions for 14 hours a day is incredible. To see the machines work after so many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maria A
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great museum. All of the machines were working and you were able to see how cotton is transformed into rags and other articles of clothing. The museum is multi-level with hands on exhibits. Amazing to see how the original equipment is still there and running....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brando16a
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The Museum site is expansive, however, only a fraction of the buildings are able to be visited. The operating looms give the visitor a unique feel of the complexity and ingenuity of early manufacturing techniques. Furthermore, Samples of the manufactured cloth are available for sale...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Lee W | Reviewed this property |
Elevators available
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
Check out the Athenian Corner, Olympia Rest., Cobblestones or the old court. The Worthen is good but it is more of a bar and 54 people might overwhelm it for lunch. All of these places are online, but like any place... More
8 September 2016|
Response from Renato L | Reviewed this property |
My advise is to take the Free lowell national park visitors tour. The opening times in October depends upon the time of the tour and the average visit is less than an hour.