Now Taking Reservations for 2022-2023

We look forward to welcoming your classes in Lowell for in-person programs for the 2022-2023 school year. This year, we are offering some programs only on certain days and times of the year. We will also continue to offer our popular virtual field trip programs.

Call us at 978-970-5080 to make a reservation. You can also begin the process by sending an e-mail with your contact information, preferred programs, dates, questions, and the best time to call you to: Our staff will contact you to finalize your reservation.

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Field Trips

Students participate in hands-on learning activities and visit sites where history was made.

Check Out Our Field Trips

A hands-on learning center

Watch the video to see how students “do” history and science at Tsongas Industrial History Center (TIHC).

Read more about us!

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Virtual Field Trips

Interactive, "live" online programs for students - in class or at home.
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Remote Learning Modules

Modules are ready for Google Classroom: primary and secondary sources, photographs, videos, questions, and writing prompts.
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Teaching Resources

Activities, lesson plans, and multimedia resources. Read more.
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Primary Resources

A database of historic documents, maps, and images.
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Professional Development

The TIHC offers a variety of engaging professional development opportunities that meet the needs of history, science, and English language arts teachers.

Learn More About Professional Development

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Summer Camps

Explore history, science, and nature at TIHC’s summer camps.

Check Out Our Summer Camps!


  • We are hiring!: Apply to be a part-time Facilitator (up to 20 hours per week) to help us greet and handle logistics for our field trip visitors.
  • Teachers and families: Be sure to follow the TIHC on Facebook and TIHC on Twitter for some fun and interactive online resources to share with your students. We are posting videos, photos, and other resources to continue learning online.


The Tsongas Industrial History Center is an education partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell School of Education and the National Park Service at Lowell National Historical Park.

  • UMass Lowell
  • National Park Service