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Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center

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Lock tour on a hot day

We stopped in to tour the locks, the rangers were very friendly, the captain of the boat during the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Donald R
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Westport, Washington
Excellent Rangers; Best place to start on your journey

Excellent place to start when visiting the national historical park. Make sure to stop at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brando16a
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hartford CT
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Visitors center located in the Market Mills complex of the park.
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246 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852-1849
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+1 978-970-5007
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in to tour the locks, the rangers were very friendly, the captain of the boat during the tour was very professional. I would advise taking a towel or something to sit on if you take the lock tour on a hot day, the...More

Thank Donald R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to start when visiting the national historical park. Make sure to stop at the front desk and ask for a map and suggestions on food etc. Everyone was very nice and accommodating. They also offer a theater and memorabilia inside. Discounts given to...More

Thank brando16a
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting the area (Lowell Quilt Museum for Free Fun Friday) and stopped in here as we had two friends from out of town. They have some "history boards" with information of Lowell that was very interesting. They also have a nice gift shop...More

Thank Queensabode
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 15 minute video on the history of Lowell is very informative. The rangers are very friendly and helpful.

Thank luford22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to start your visit to Lowell since there are tours you might want to take, guides to talk to and a few exhibits that are interesting. The NPS employees are knowledgeable and very helpful. This is a gem of a...More

Thank lkis229
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of varied information in this free to visit museum, from history to architecture. Well worth the stop. The staff was very helpful in helping us plan our afternoon, walking the city

Thank cbsjohn
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The visitor's center is a great place to start a visit to Lowell. There aren't many exhibits, but they do validate parking and are conveniently located for the canal walking trails. The park video provides a nice overview of the history of Lowell.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I had to walk a few blocks to see the remainder of the sites. The rangers or volunteers were very helpful. But I did not give this park enough time. I had to choose between the movie and the sites, since I arrived so close...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 29 December 2017

MANY years ago I worked looms. Noise,dust etc. not good. On the other hand a very good lesson on how we developed over time. WELL WORTH GOING!!! The boat ride thru the locks is itself a joy.

Thank johnm01453
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We went there as a family and learned a great deal about mill and how it impacted economy of lowell. Learned about housemother and how she managed all women employees and their living arrangements.

Thank Rita S
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