We stopped by one day after seeing this in the paper...and seeing it on the State Quarters. What a great take. We had no idea how Lowell came to become a city or how important it was to the Industrial Revolution. We also took the boat ride down the locks. Very interesting. Staff is very informative.
We did the walk around the canals and visited two museums. Fun day and informative signs line the walk around the canals. Definitely recommend stopping at the visitor's center first. Interesting National Park service and better than we expected.
Excellent portrayal of the pressures at work in the US, and the push for modernization which opened up economic opportunity for many New Englanders - particularly women coming from farming areas. Very interesting to visit the buildings and to walk the streets and learn how women, then immigrant,s carved out an economic future for themselves and their families. A very... 更多
Lowell national park is a great city park showing the industrialization of this country in the 1800s into the 1900s. Lots to do and see. Some parts are free and fees are very reasonable. Recommend the canal boat tours highly! All ages will enjoy this tour. Also the canal walk ways that follow the canals are an interesting way to... 更多
Being from Lowell originally this is a great place to learn about the history and what made the city be called the Mill City. Great learning and fun :)
The modern WORLD is based on the Industrial Revolution. It wasn't invented in America, but obviously it flourished here. Lowell is an amazing place to view what humans did with the power of WATER, steam power, and metal machinery. Take the canal tour. Take a factory tour. I love that the historic site is in the middle of the city.... 更多
Excellent place to educate children with the past. They actually have a room where they will run the looms and give a short presentation. Educational for both children & adults.
This tour of the mills, although very historically accurate, is not very interesting. I suppose it's hard to make old styles of cloth manufacturing interesting, even on the backdrop of the industrial revolution. Recommended for school field trips, but skip it if you're looking to hit the Lowell (and surrounding area) museums as an adult.
Live in the city and just never 'bothered' to take advantage of this venue. How silly! The Canal tour I took with visitors was so educational yet totally enjoyable all at the same time. Trolley ride is included too! The price was reasonable and I would highly recommend!
Massachusetts is the home of at least two revolutions --three, if you count the high-tech and bio-genetics revolution going on now! The second revolution was, of course, the Industrial Revolution, and it all happened along New England's picturesque waterways. The visitor to Lowell National Historic Park is fortunate indeed, because this --the nation's smallest national park --preserves not just the... 更多