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Boott Cotton Mills Museum


Museums of Lowell, Massachusetts: Jack Kerouac's home town

For $6 per adult and $4 per child, the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in downtown Lowell allows visitors experience the immigrants’ work and trials on location. The pulse-pounding noise of the fully functional weaving room is enough to make your heart reach out to the women who worked there for roughly 12 hours a day, but the museum is more than that.

Photography and video documentaries show children with dirty faces and hard-working young women surrounded by the city‘s original backdrop of cobblestone streets and brick buildings.

Through a prop-filled, interactive boarding house, the museum tells a story of the immigrant’s path and the human condition that many native citizens take for granted.
Fabric Fun
If you’ve got a flair for textiles, downtown Lowell is also home to the American Textile History Museum. Here you can catch a glimpse into the American textile business from it's beginnings. Exhibits include a look back into American textile history as well as cultural textiles from other areas around the world. 1159036

The American Textile Museum also hosts special events and programs for the whole family, such as Free Fun Fridays and textile arts programs for children and for adults. 

The New England Quilt Museum also offers a look into the evolution of the art. Here you can find quilting and clothing dating as far back as the 1800s. You can also attend quilting programs as well as lectures to immerse yourself in the history and art of quilting.

Opening times and Prices

Boott Cotton Mills Museum open daily 9:30 am - 5 pm
$6 adults, $3 children

loikrathandAmerican Textile History Museum open Wedesday to Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
free for children under 6, $6 for kids 6-16, $8 for 17 and older

New England Quilt Museum open Wedesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday noon to 4 pm during November through April. May through October open Wednesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. 
$8 admission, free for kids 12 and under

For more information visit Boott Cotton Mills Museum, American Textile History Museum, and New England Quilt Museum.

kaitlyn silva

Kaitlyn Silva
 writes from rural Massachusetts.

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