Lowell National Historical Park
All was expectancy. Changes were coming…nobody could guess what. – Lucy Larcom
Welcome to Lowell National Historical Park, the series of the 1800s based textile mills in Lowell (45 minutes from Boston) and the waterways that powered them. This national historic site holds canalside walks and interactive displays that help guests 'Discover the Continuing Revolution'.
This 'Continuing Revolution' dealt with immigrant families and early female factory workers in an uncertain new industrial era, and Lowell serves as a living monument to the dynamic human story of this Industrial Revolution.
While visiting you can take a walking tour or boat tour, of which there are several options;
- Mill and Trolley Tour - Mill girls, tech, and immigration discussed.
- Discover the Boott Cotton Mills Museum Tour - Exploration of 2nd floor Boot Cotton Mills Museum and artifacts.
- Working the Water Tour - Canals, walls, locks, and other waterworks infrastructure examined.
- Engineering Inn Tour - Lowell's role as 'silicon valley' of early 19th century discussed.
- Transforming Landscapes Tour - The journey along the Pawtucket Canal explored.
- Field Trip Tours at Tsongas Industrial History Center - Change in the Making, Workers on the Line, and much more.