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Doors Open Lowell Xtras

Bob Pare-Hardhats

Don’t miss Doors Open XTRAs, special opportunities to enhance your Doors Open Lowell experience through interaction with design professionals and other special activities.  Doors Open XTRAs are free and no preregistration is required.  However, attendance may be limited to a first come, first serve basis.


Friday, May 13


City Hall Tours

375 Merrimack Street

6, 7, and 8 pm

Join Lowell Historical Society president Kim Zunino and discover the building’s history, architecture, and art.  Meet at the front door at the base of the clocktower.


Masonic Temple         

79 Dutton Street

6:30 & 8 pm

Don’t miss the rare public showing of the Masons’ celestial lighting display in Grecian Hall.


Saturday, May 14


Appleton Block

166 Central Street

10 am – 1 pm

Meet architect Jay Mason and learn more about the building’s rehabilitation.


Pollard Memorial Library Tours

401 Merrimack Street

10:15, 11:15, and 12:15

Meet at the library’s ground floor foyer and take a guided tour of the building. 


Western Canalway Tour

491 Dutton Street

11 – 12:30 pm

Join Lowell National Historical Park architect Chuck Parrott and walk the Western Canalway, discovering the history of the canal, the Acre, and various sites along the way.  Meet at the front gate of the American Textile History Museum.


Tremont Yard

1 Tremont Place

1 – 4 pm

Discover historic subterranean waterpower features with former Lowell National Historical Park Ranger Dave Redding.


Lowell Beer Works Tours

203 Cabot Street

1 and 2 pm

Visit the Lowell Beer Works brewery and learn about the brewing process with their brewing operations manager Will Durgin.

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