Lowell National Historical Park

Take a tour of Lowell, Massachusetts with the NPS.

Visitors to Lowell, Massachusetts can participate in a guided tour of the city, its canals, buildings, and important landmarks

If you are visiting Lowell, Massachusetts, you should consider taking one of the many tours offered by the Lowell National Historical Park. These tours offer a glimpse into the rich history of Lowell, and they give visitors an opportunity to learn about the buildings, parks, and landmarks in Lowell. There are walking tours, boat tours of the canals and rivers, and trolley tours that visit the sites of Lowell.

The 2010 Spring, Summer, and Fall guided tour schedule is listed below by date. There are fees associated with tours of the Boott Cotton Mills Museum and the Canal tours, but most of the walking tours and the trolly tours have no costs associated with them. See the fee schedule on the Lowell NPS website for more details about the tour costs.

While you are in Lowell this year, you might consider coordinating your trip with one of the fun annual Festivals and Events in Lowell, such as the Lowell Summer Music Series or the Lowell Folk Festival.

Tours for May 29 – June 19, 2010
Working the Water Boat Tour (1 hr 30 Min) – Sat/Sun/Memorial Day: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Views of Lowell Trolley Tour (60-75 min) – Monday – Friday: 2:30 pm. This is a free tour.

Tours for June 20 – June 26, 2010
Views of Lowell Trolley Tour (40 min) – Daily: 10:00 am. This is a free tour.

Working the Water Boat Tour (1 hr 30 min) – Daily: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. In addition, Thursday and Friday at 1:00 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Engineering Innovation Boat Tour (2 hrs) – Daily:12:00 pm. In addition, Thursday and Friday at 3:30 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Tours for June 27 – August 23, 2010
Views of Lowell Trolley Tour (40 min) – Daily: 10:00 am. This is a free tour.

Working the Water Boat Tour (1hr 30 min) – Daily: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. In addition, Thursday and Friday at 1:00 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Engineering Innovation Boat Tour (2 hrs) – Daily:12:00 pm. In addition, Thursday and Friday at 3:30 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Controlling Nature Boat Tour (1 hr 30 min) – Saturday through Wednesday at 2:30 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

The “Full Works” Boat Tour (3 hrs) – Three Dates only: July 31, August 8 and August 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Evening Cruise Boat Tour (2 hrs) – Thursdays and Fridays at 6 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Tours for August 23 – September 6, 2010
Views of Lowell Trolley Tour (40 min) – Daily: 10:00 am. This is a free tour.

Working the Water Boat Tour (1hr 30 min) – Daily: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Engineering Innovation Boat Tour (2 hrs) – Daily:12:00 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Tours for September 7 – October 11, 2010
Views of Lowell Trolley Tour (40 min) – Monday – Friday: 2:30 pm. This is a free tour.

Working the Water Boat Tour (1hr 30 min) – Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day (10/11): 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.

Engineering Innovation Boat Tour (2 hrs) – Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day: 12:00 pm. There is a fee for this Tour.