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Highlight of the Lowell NHP

This museum is very immersive right up to the ear plugs to walk the weave room production floors... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2013
Darryl P
Warner, New Hampshire
Very educational

A great place to go if you are in the Lowell,MA area. There is so much history here. You will love... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2012
Paula H
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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
+1 978-970-5000
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All reviews industrial revolution cotton mill great understanding upper floor weaving process all ages visitor center minute walk men and women fascinating history free parking great visit two hours front desk an excellent job across the street new england
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

This museum is very immersive right up to the ear plugs to walk the weave room production floors. The technology and economic history is on rich display. I wouldn't have brought very young kids here, but 8+ would enjoy it. See my NHP review for...More

1  Thank Darryl P
Reviewed 16 December 2012

A great place to go if you are in the Lowell,MA area. There is so much history here. You will love the Mills. They show you everything about the Cotton Mills of Lowell. Must put on you list of things to do. Older children may...More

1  Thank Paula H
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Very well done museum, worth a visit. After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, I planned a stop here while on my vacation in Cape Ann and Concord, MA. Well worth the trip as I am a Kerouac fan and I appreciated the beautiful brick buildings...More

2  Thank mrmisrule
Reviewed 4 September 2012

This is a great museum for people of all ages. I like it because it allows people to learn about the truly fascinating history of Lowell and maybe cause them to view the city more positively. The still-working looms are a great thing to see...More

2  Thank Alanna K
Reviewed 29 August 2012

It was amazing to see the machinery involved back in the day to create fabrics and this was just a small representation of what would be many floors of a factory. The guide knew everything about the working conditions and machinery. After seeing and hearing...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 26 August 2012

The Boott Cotton Mills Museum recreates a workplace at the time when Lowell was in the forefront of textiles production and gives an idea what it was like to live and work under conditions we'd now regard as dangerous and exploitative. The display of looms...More

2  Thank patisson
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Very loud when machines are running. Ask for ear plugs. Upstairs display is self guided. If someone is working the machine floor, ask them to explain the weaving machine and how they set up a pattern for the cloth.

Thank Fredthefed
Reviewed 18 July 2012

They even let you go in where there were working looms to watch the process!

Thank M G
Reviewed 16 July 2012

The Dickens Exhibition at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum is a must-see. It commemorates Dickens's visit to Lowell in 1842 and, more broadly, his experiences in America. The exhibition is well-curated and fascinating for kids and adults alike (with some fun hands-on exhibits). No Dickens...More

1  Thank FlutterbyNewEngland
Reviewed 8 July 2012

The free trolley ride from the Visitors Center is well worth it! We tried the walking tour and got lost - the signage on both sides of the pole was exactly the same (whether you're headed north or south) - very confusing. The Boott Cotton...More

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Response from Ruth B | Reviewed this property |
yes, very accessible.
27 September 2016|
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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
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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.