Lowell National Historical Park canal boat touring the Merrimack River filled with visitors and waving ranger.

Proposed Fee Changes at Lowell National Historical Park

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Lowell National Historical Park is seeking input regarding proposed changes to interpretive fees for canal boat tours and education programs. Complete information about the proposal is included in the press release on this site in the section titled "Document List" in the left sidebar.

The park is proposing to increase canal boat tour fees to $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students and youths (6-15 years), and free for children 5 and under. The current rates are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $6 for youths. The fee increase is proposed to take effect for the 2015 summer season. Current fees for the Boott Cotton Mills Museum will remain unchanged.

The Tsongas Industrial History Center, a partnership between Lowell National Historical Park and the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education, is proposing to increase fees for On-Site Workshops to $225 per class, On-Site Boat Programs to $280 per class, and Off-Site Programs to $150 per class (with additional same-day off-site programs at $100 per class). Current education program fees are $195 per class for all On-Site programs, and $110 per class for Off-Site Programs (with additional same-day off-site programs at $85 per class). With the new fee pricing, all on-site porgrams can accomodate class sizes of up to 30 students (Boat programs were previously capped at 20 students). The fee increase is proposed to take effect in the Fall of 2015.

You are invited to provide feedback electronically via this website by 11:59 p.m., January 10, 2015. To add a comment, select "Open for Comment" on the left sidebar, then select the document to review. Next select "Comment Now".

Comments may be submitted in-person by filling out a comment card at the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. If you prefer, you may also send comments by regular mail to:

Superintendent
Lowell National Historical Park
Attn: Fee Change
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Your comments, including your personal identifying information (name, address, telephone, e-mail address) - may be made publicly available at any time, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act. While you can request your personal identifying information (name, address, telephone, e-mail address) be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Contact Information

Superintendent
Attn: Fee Change
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852