Fees & Passes

Fee-Free Days at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum - 2022

The National Park Service is offering fee-free admission to National Parks, which also means free admission to the Boott Mills Museum at Lowell National Historical Park, on the following days:

January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 16 First Day of National Park Week
August 4 Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary
September 24 National Public Lands Day
November 11 Veterans Day

Boott Cotton Mills Museum - 115 John Street, Lowell MA

The Boott Cotton Mills Museum includes a working 1920s era weave room plus interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell.

Cost: Adults* $6.00; Youths* (6-16) $3.00; Students* $3.00; Seniors* (62+) 4.00; Children under 6 free.

*If you present a National Park Service issued Interagency Pass, you qualify for a discount on these fees. For details, see below.

Canal Tours

Canal Boat Tours are scheduled throughout the summer. Visit www.recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777. Online ticket sales close the day before the tour. Day-of tickets are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street).

Cost: Adults $12.00; Seniors (62+) $10.00; Students (with ID) & Youth (6-16) $8.00, Children under 6 free.


Parking

Cost: Lowell National Historical Park visitors arriving in vehicles no larger than 6'8" in height may park at the Hamilton Canal Innovation District parking garage at 350 Dutton St., Lowell. Parking in this garage (only) is available to National Park visitors at no cost provided they obtain a valid parking voucher at either the LNHP Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, or at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum at 115 John Street.

If you park in other City of Lowell garages or if you do not show a voucher when you exit that garage, you will be charged the posted rates for City garages, as shown here.


 

"America The Beautiful" Interagency Pass Program

These annual and lifetime passes provide U.S. citizens and visitors an affordable and convenient way to access a wide variety of Federal recreation lands, including National Parks. Between 80% and 100% of the Pass program's proceeds are used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services.

Pass Cost Type Where To Get One
Annual Pass $80 An annual pass valid 12 months from month of purchase. Two people can sign the back.
Available at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street) and Boott Cotton Mills Museum (115 John Street)
Senior Annual Pass $20 An annual pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., age 62 or older. One person can sign the pass. Valid photo I.D. required.
Senior Lifetime Pass $80 A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., age 62 or older. One person can sign the pass. Valid photo I.D. required.
Access Pass Free A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability, regardless of age. One person can sign the pass. Proof of medically determined permanent disability and residency required.
Active Duty Military Pass Free An annual pass valid 12 months from month of issue. Available to active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173)
Annual "Every Kid Outdoors" 4th Grade Pass Free A year long pass for U.S. fourth graders. Pass is valid from September through August. An Every Kid Outdoors voucher is required to obtain the pass.
Volunteer Pass Free An annual pass for those who volunteer 250 hours or more at Federal recreation sites. Valid 12 months from month of issue. One person can sign the pass. Obtain through Volunteer Coordinators at Federal recreation sites.

"America the Beautiful" Pass Benefits

The "America the Beautiful" pass provide entrance or access to more than 2,000 Federal recreaction sites. The pass admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in an private vehicle. For areas that charge an entrance fee per person, the pass admits the pass holder and 3 additional adults (16 and older).

At Lowell National Historical Park, the America the Beautiful passes provide for a 50% discount at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for the passholder and up to 3 accompanying guests. At Lowell NHP the Every Kid Outdoors pass admits the 4th grade passholder, and up to 3 accompanying guests, into the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for free. Please note that "America the Beautiful" passes do not apply to the canal boat tours.

For more information, or to order passes online, visit the USGS Interagency Pass Site.

 
The front desk at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum
The front desk at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Meg Moore

Last updated: June 24, 2022

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