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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Boott Cotton Mills Museum Review

Part of the Lowell National Historic Park complex and about a 10-minute walk northeast from the visitor center is this museum devoted to industrialization. The textile worker's grueling life is shown with all its grit, noise, and dust. You know you're in for an unusual experience when you're handed earplugs—they're for the re-created 1920s weave room, authentic down to the deafening roar of 88 working power looms. Other exhibits at the complex include weaving artifacts, cloth samples, video interviews with workers, and a large, meticulous scale model of 19th-century production.

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  • Address: 115 John St., Lowell, MA 01852 | Map It
  • Phone: 978/970–5000
  • Cost: $6
  • Hours: Daily 9:30–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Lowell
Updated: 11-07-2013

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