I was not expecting much, but my family had a great day at Lowell National Park. The Boot Mill Museum was interactive and informative without being overkill. The highlight as the weaving room with the obscene amount of noise the workers endured. The free trolley around the park was also a highpoint for my 6 year old twin daughters.
The working cotton mill, restored "mill girls" boarding house and excellent museum exhibits give a real sense of life in an American mill town at the beginning of the industrial revolution. We didn't have time to take the canal boat tour, but we heard it was excellent and will try to make it when we pass through again. This was... 更多
Although we live only an hour away, touring the refurbished mill/canal area of Lowell was like being on vacation for a day. After visiting the textile museum just down the same street, and dining at a nearby restaurant, we went to the Visitors' Center of this urban national historical park. Parking is free with validation at a fairly good sized... 更多
Had a wonderful time with my husband. Ate so much. Many different types of food. Loved the music and the atmosphere was great! Lots for kids to do . Well done Lowell!
I enjoy learning about all the history in Lowell. Now we take for granted the large buildings surrounding us, but we need to think a little about all the work that went into figuring out how to make all those looms work without electricity, The way they designed the canals makes the park interesting and the Mill and Canal Tour... 更多
Start at the visitor center and sign up for free excursions. A pleasant afternoon - walked around Lowell. Fun time. Something you wouldn't think to do. I brought out of town guests - we didn't want to drive into Boston again. Super alternative.
Came to Lowell for a conference and when I saw the park with the mill and canals, I was skeptical. But it was GREAT!! The mill was awesome with such impressive history and they still have some machines cranking out cloth, which was very neat. We also went on the boat tour through the canals which include going through locks... 更多
A gem in the State of Massachusetts where the textile industry in the 19th century began. Irish immigrants dug the canals that powered the cotton mills. Lowell was the first industrial town in America. The Canal tour and the shops in the old mills are worth a day's visit