Explore the City of Lowell through Dicken’s eyes, and then come here in person to see for yourself this charming and unique mill town where Dickens spent his “happiest” day in America.The Charles Dickens Virtual tour is available online and can be accessed by visiting http://library.uml.edu/dickens/VWT/Walkingtour/WalkingTour.html. The Charles Dickens Walking Tour of Lowell is available year round as a self-guided walking tour. A brochure can be made available to you by visiting the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center located at 246 Market Street in Lowell or by calling the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau at 978-459-6150.
If you are unable to visit Lowell, but want to immerse yourself in the history of Charles Dicken’s visit to Lowell you can take the virtual tour only by visiting http://library.uml.edu/dickens/VWT/Walkingtour/WalkingTour.html. This virutal tour includes nine locations in Downtown Lowell with video segments for each sitre showing both old and new Lowell scenes and featuring a Dickens voice-over reading from the Lowell chapter of Dicken’s American Notes.