Every year Doors Open Lowell provides an inside look to nearly 30 buildings over two days. Look for old favorites this year as well as new additions to the roster of buildings.
Buildings will be open on Friday, May 4 from 6 - 9pm and on Saturday, May 5 from 10am - 1pm and from 1pm - 4pm.
Note that all buildings will not be open at all times with different buildings open during each of the Friday and Saturday time periods.
No tickets or pre-registration required. Admission is free. Look for the blue Doors Open Lowell banners identifying participating sites.
The Lowell National Historical Park bus will be providing shuttle service between the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center and selected Doors Open Lowell sites on Saturday, May 5 from 10am - 4pm.
The Lowell National Historical Park & Lowell Heritage Partnership's annual historic preservation and cultural heritage awards will take place on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 - 7:30pm.
The official Doors Open Lowell program guide will appear in the Wednesday, May 2 edition of the Lowell Sun and will also be available at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center on Market Street.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, program is subject to change.
Click HERE to download and print the schedule.
Click HERE for the building map.
The full 2018 schedule and map will be available in mid-April. However the list below will be updated as buildings are confirmed.
Friday, May 4
6 to 9 pm
Moody Street Feeder Gatehouse
Merrimack Street @ Merrimack Canal
Discover how this 1848 gatehouse regulated the flow of water through the underground Moody Street Feeder that connected the Western Canal to the Merrimack Canal.
10 Kearney Square
Visit one of the residential units in the Fairburn Building (ca. 1892) and discover one of the foremost private collections of Lowell patent medicine memorabilia.
Saturday, May 5
10 am – 1 pm
35 Warren Street
Now home to UTEC, a nonprofit agency, the Greek Revival style former St. Paul’s Church (1839) is the oldest LEED Platinum certified green building in the world.
Counting House Lofts
71 Jackson Street
See how the former Mill No. 4 (1845; 1885) in the Hamilton millyard has been converted into residential use by the Winn Companies.
Saturday, May 20
1 – 4 pm
Lowell National Historical Park Trolley Barn *New in 2018*
115 John Street
See how this former coal pocket in the Italianate style No. 6 Mill (1871) of the Boott Cotton Mills has been converted into Lowell National Historical Park's trolley storage and maintenance facility.
Apartments at Boott Mills
130-141 John Street
The Boott millyard is one of the most historic and architecturally significant millyards in the country, constructed between 1835 and the early 20th century. Visit mill space that has been transformed for residential and commercial use by the Winn Companies.
383 Pawtucket Street
The Georgian style Spalding House (1761) is the third oldest surviving house in Lowell. Learn about its history and the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust’s preservation efforts.