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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

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Address: 115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
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+1 978-970-5000

This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial...

This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.

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Excellent place to visit. Three generations of family visiting the Boott Cotton Mills. Made my Mom a bit emotional as she reminisced her years as a factory worker at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Three generations of family visiting the Boott Cotton Mills. Made my Mom a bit emotional as she reminisced her years as a factory worker at the Berkshire Hathaway Mills. History coming alive as she recalled from the way the machines worked to when the factory closed during shut downs and the maintenance crew polished the floors.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You could easily send a few hours here. The displays are striking and the written information easy to follow. The staff are very knowledgeable and willing answer questions. The boarding house is particularly interesting.

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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

See the machines that ran here and the ways the workers lived. An essential piece of the industrial revolution.

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was the most interesting place. To see actual looms at work and then imagine how it was when the 'Mill Girls' worked here....just awesome!

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you enjoy history then Please go there for a look. It is a fantastic place with staff on hand to answer any questions. Thank you to the Park Ranger in the Visitor Center for showing my Friend and I (2 People only in the Cinema) the short film. You made the trip worth while.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I really enjoyed the history of going thru the mill and seeing how the young ladies were almost like slaves in working. They were paid very little and large portion of pay was for their room and board, They worked long hours in a noisy dusty factory!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent NPS stop on your tour of Lowell. If you like history, you'll love this. Very loud so be prepared.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A visit to boot mill is a part of your free two hours tour with the lowell National Historical Park. Although the museum is not free and you have to buy a ticket, get one and see how the mills in operation during those times with all the noise and heat. Just imagine how stressful in the body to all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Who knew Lowell was so industrious with their cotton mills. Wonderful museum. Interactive exhibits for the kids. See actual weaving machines in action!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I visited this site about ten years ago and really enjoyed it. I was wondering if my new visit was going to be the same old stuff I saw but it was not! The National Park Service and the City of Lowell have joined forces to create a fantastic museum experience that helps you truly understand and appreciate the history... More 

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