If you want to experience scenic beauty, you should visit Lowell. It has been on my list forever and this winter, I was finally able to make it to this city. Lowell has to offer an interesting combination of relaxing parks and amazing museums. If you are a literary buff, you will know that this is the birthplace of Jack Kerouac, the famous writer. Let’s take a look at the best things that you can do when you are in the city.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
It was opened 120 years ago prior to closing down in 1955. However, after some time, it had been restored and was handled by National Historical Park. I went around the mill to check out the display of the mill and educate myself about the tradition of the city. Mill equipment, belonging to this period is also on display. The museum is actually a part of the parkland, so I took a tour of the other buildings inside the properties.
National Historical Park
It is known to be one of the origin cities of the Industrial Revolution of the United States. If you want to learn more about the city, this is the place to be. I found an extensive range of exhibits, museums, and events which are organized throughout the year. The architectural features of the place delighted me. I walked around the leafy park to spend some time amongst nature.
National Streetcar Museum
I take a keen interest in history and wanted to know how public transport has developed in Lowell over the years. Thus, I visited the National Streetcar Museum. The museum contains period examples of transport. What amazed me the most was the streetcar which is on display here! Interestingly, it has been named Desire. It operates from May to October and if you visit during that time, you can take a ride on it.