Explore Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts through a boat, trolley, or walking tour to learn about the history of industry and labor.
The history of America's Industrial Revolution is commemorated in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Boott Cotton Mills Museum with its operating weave room of 88 power looms, "mill girl" boardinghouses, the Suffolk Mill Turbine Exhibit and guided tours tell the story of the transition from farm to factory, chronicle immigrant and labor history and trace industrial technology. The park includes textile mills, worker housing, canals, and 19th-century commercial buildings.
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