Things to see and do - Lowell
Unmissable tourist sites
Where to sleep?
Lowell Travel guide
Lowell : Michelin's recommendations
One of Massachusetts' largest cities, Lowell was one of the earliest planned industrial cities in the country. Thanks to its proximity to the Merrimack River, it developed as the nation's largest producer of cotton textiles. The early chapters of America's labor history unfolded in the mills here, as strikes and social unrest periodically disrupted production. Though the textile operations petered out by the 1930s, the former mill structures have been successfully preserved and make for an interesting exploration of America's industrial history.
Tourist attractions Lowell : Things to see and do
115 John St. USA - Lowell, MA 01852
Wedged between the Eastern Canal and the Merrimack River, this imposing industrial complex (1873) graced by a central bell tower houses the park's main exhibit. The first floor weave room, equipped with 88 operating power looms, re-creates the jarrin..
246 Market St. USA - Lowell, MA 01852
The history of Lowell, as told through the excellent exhibits housed in this complex of 19C mill buildings, illustrates the successes and failures of industrialization. In the early 19C, a group of investors affiliated with the late New England merch..
491 Dutton St USA - Lowell, MA
Housed in a renovated 160,000sq ft brick warehouse, this engaging museum covers 300 years of American textile history. Exhibits proceed chronologically through early fabrics, spinning wheels, hand looms and dyes to the 20C weave shed, where visitors ..