Lowell is a city located not far from well-known American Revolution sites in Concord, Lexington and Boston. Lowell is credited as birthplace for the Industrial Revolution in the US starting in the early 1800's. The Boot Cotton Mills Museum is a major feature of the Lowell National Historic Park whose exhibits tells the story of the growth and consequences of the Industrial Revolution in the mills of Lowell, along with the immigrants and the mill girls drawn to Lowell's mills. Besides telling the the story of Lowell's rise and how people lived, there is a large working weave room the replicates the noise and other factors that the workers endured on daily basis. In late spring, summer ad early fall you can ride the antique replica trolleys through the charming cobblestoned downtown to and from the National Park Visitors' Center to the museum. You can make a full day of a trip to Lowell by pairing up seeing the Museum exhibits with a guided Canal boat tour through a canyon of mills to the Merrimack River. Be sure to fit in lunch or dinner stop at one of the various downtown restaurants and/or visit to unique art galleries or Whistler House Museum.
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