Lowell National Historical Park

Back when I was in high school I volunteered at the most local park to us - the Lowell National Historical Park. Every Tuesday afternoon I would don my NPS green polo tee and little name badge and help behind the counter at the Visitor Center and Gift Shop. I haven’t been back to the park now in almost 15 years so I decided it was time to bring my little family to visit.

We could have made an entire day out of visiting the park with a canal ride and some of the walking tours, but we were in the middle of a heat wave and it wasn’t ideal for Logan (or us!) to be outside for long periods of time. We chose to hit up the visitor center to view the multimedia presentation and then jumped on the trolley to ride over to the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

Lowell was a textile capital during the industrial revolution and the museum and visitor center do a great job of telling the history of the Mill Girls and all the immigrants that have made Lowell what it is today. Our favorite part of our visit was the trolley ride to and from the museum, mostly because it was by far Logan’s favorite part!

We have already vowed to go back and explore the other things the park has to offer us and I am looking forward to it.

Learn more about the Lowell National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/lowe/index.htm