The History of America’s Industrial Revolution is commemorated in Lowell by the National Park Service. Historic cotton textile mills, a working weave room, museums, canals and more tell the story of America’s first planned industrial city a city which would become a model for industrial cities across the nation during the 19th century.
Lowell National Historical Park opens and maintains a number of historic sites right in the downtown, including historic mills, boardinghouses, trolleys, canals, and gatehouses. These are available for visitors to explore on their own and on guided tours. Hours vary seasonally. For more information on what Lowell National Historical Park is currently offering, please visit the park website at: https://www.nps.gov/lowe/index.htm