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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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Interesting History

What a great place filled with history. It's beautiful and a really enjoyable experience.

Reviewed 1 February 2012
Fantastic folk art museum

This is a hidden gem that doesn't get enough attention. It explains everything well and there's... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2011
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This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
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115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

What a great place filled with history. It's beautiful and a really enjoyable experience.

Thank zagg35
Reviewed 24 December 2011

This is a hidden gem that doesn't get enough attention. It explains everything well and there's nothing like it I've ever seen and I'm a textile hobbist. Highly recommended for expert and novice, young and old alike.

Thank malitgnos
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Anyone who wants to know more about the industrial heritage of America should certainly spend time here in Lowell. You are transported back to an age when thousands of women and children were recruited by the mill owners of the region and suffered from the...More

1  Thank DSandPM
Reviewed 19 August 2011

This place is wonderful! Definitely worth the trip! I commented on it in more detail in my review of Lowell National Historical Park, so rather than duplicate . . .

Thank DrivingScooter
Reviewed 8 May 2008

Definitely the best visit of Lowell. The museum features a full working mill on the ground level (ear plugs are offered at the entrance because of the loud machine). On the second floor, the exhibit shows the history of Lowell and ties it to the...More

4  Thank mahme
Reviewed 12 August 2005

We had toured the Textile Museum nearly a year ago and were looking for the Working Peoples and Immigrants Museum where the women that worked in the mills lived. It didn't open until later in the day and we missed it. Very glad we didn't...More

3  Thank terryhallinan
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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
Anthony B
9 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.