Students participate in hands-on learning activities and visit sites where history was made. These include a restored factory floor with the deafening roar of 88 power looms, a "mill girl" boardinghouse, an operating water turbine, and more. The hands-on experience makes learning both meaningful and exciting, and the power of place deepens student understanding of not only history but science, engineering, and technology, too.

Each program includes a full day of age-appropriate, hands-on workshops and tours of historic National Park sites led by professional educators. (Includes use of our brown-bag lunchroom facility.)

All programs are tied to curriculum standards and developed for students in particular grades.

Extend your visit: why not add an extra hands-on workshop or a visit to exhibits?

Making Reservations:

  • Reservations for the 2022-2023 school year are available.
    • Field trip fee per class of up to 30 students: $225.
    • January programs are discounted to $185.
    • To make a reservation call 978-970-5080.
  • For more information see how to Plan Your Visit.
  • Youth Groups should contact us for specially designed programs for your Scout, camp, or recreation group. Or just choose from our extended-day offerings!
  • See our pre- and post-visit lessons for activities to do before and after your visit with us.


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