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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.

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  • Boott Cotton Mills Museum Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Lowell National Historical Park Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • American Textile History Museum Interesting

    491 Dutton St. USA - Lowell, MA 01854

    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 ..

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  • UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center

    50 Warren Street USA - Lowell MA 01852

    This hotel in Lowell city centre is 1 mile from Merrimack Valley Repertory Theatre. It features rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen cable TVs. Tea and coffee-making facilities are offered in each room at UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center. T..

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