A place of diverse history, Lowell offers a unique and welcoming local culture in Massachusetts. Traditionally an immigrant city and known for its textile manufacturing, it holds a rich and proud heritage.
Things to do in Lowell
History is at the heart of Lowell, accentuated by its many museums, like the American Textile History Museum, which celebrates local heritage through sewing, dyeing and weaving workshops. For more hands-on activities, check out the New England Quilt Museum, which displays beautiful award-winning quilts is the second-oldest quilt museum in the United States.
Immerse yourself in the Lowell’s culture and visit the National Historical Park, where you can step back in time by visiting the 19th-century buildings of mills and worker houses, divided by blue stretching canals. Alternatively, support the modern success of local sports teams by attending a Lowell Spinners baseball game or UMass-Lowell River Hawks hockey match.
The large Asian community of Lowell has created a wonderful selection of diverse dining, including some fantastic spicy, noodle dishes that will transport you to the streets of China. Off the beaten track, there is even a cafe committed solely to selling egg rolls, presenting a variety of options, from western treats to traditional recipes.
Getting around Lowell
Bright yellow, old-school trolleys still buzz through the historic centre of Lowell and riding one is a must. More practical services include a commuter rail and shuttle bus, travelling from the city centre to local neighbourhoods. A perfect day trip from Boston, Lowell is less than an hour by car.