Museum in Lowell

Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Five blocks northeast along the river, the Boott Cotton Mills Museum has exhibits that chronicle the rise and fall of the industrial revolution in Lowell, including technological changes, labor movements and immigra…
Cemetery in Lowell

Edson Cemetery

Two miles south of Lowell center, Kerouac is buried in the Sampas family plot at Edson Cemetery. His grave remains a pilgrimage site for devotees who were inspired by his free spirit.
Memorial in Lowell

Jack Kerouac Commemorative

Dedicated in 1988, the Jack Kerouac Com­memorative features a landscaped path where excerpts of the writer’s work are posted, including opening passages from his five novels set in Lowell. They are thoughtfully disp…
Historic Site in Lowell

Lowell National Historic Park

The historic buildings in the city center – connected by the trolley and canal boats – constitute the national park, which gives a fascinating peek at the workings of a 19th-century industrial town. Stop first at th…
Museum in Lowell

Mill Girls & Immigrants

This special exhibit examines the lives of working people. There are also a few Jack Kerouac artifacts, including the Lowell writer's typewriter and backpack.
Museum in Lowell

New England Quilt Museum

This little museum has found its niche. The friendly, knowledgeable staff members show off a collection of over 150 antique and contemporary quilts from around New England. Rotating exhibits highlight thematic work …
Museum in Lowell

Whistler House Museum of Art

James McNeill Whistler's birthplace, built in 1823, is the home of the Lowell Art Association. It houses a small collection of work by New England artists, including some etchings by Whistler himself. Outside, an 8f…
Gallery in Lowell

Brush Art Gallery & Studios

This gallery and studio space was founded by the local historical commission – with support from the federal government – as part of the city's ongoing revitalization efforts. Stop by to see exhibits and meet the re…