Don't miss Doors Open XTRAs, special opportunities to enhance your Doors Open Lowell experience through special tours, demonstrations, and interactions with design professionals. Doors Open XTRAs are free and no preregistration is required but attendance may be limited to a first come, first served basis.
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Friday, May 4
6pm - dusk
Climb aboard the New Orleans’ “streetcar named Desire,” departing from behind the National Streetcar Museum on Dutton Street.
Lowell Gas Light Company Building
22 Shattuck Street
6 – 9pm
Meet architect Jay Mason and learn more about the building’s rehabilitation.
City Hall Tours
375 Merrimack Street
6, 7, and 8pm
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.
Saturday, May 5
Hamilton Wasteway Gatehouse
Hamilton Millyard - Jackson Street
10am - noon
Meet Lowell National Historical Park architect Charles Tonetti to learn more about the gatehouse's upcoming restoration.
Pollard Memorial Library Tours
401 Merrimack Street
10:15 and 11:15am; 12:15pm
Meet at the library’s ground floor foyer and take a guided tour of the building.
Western Avenue Studios Tours
122 Western Avenue
Noon and 2pm
Meet outside the Loading Dock Gallery for this 45 minute tour and discover the history of the building and its use today.
Downtown Photography Walk
LNHP Visitor Center - 246 Market Street
1 – 2:30pm
Explore the history and architecture of Lowell through the lens of your camera on this walk led by a Park Ranger.
1 Tremont Place
1 – 4 pm
Discover historic subterranean waterpower features with former Lowell National Historical Park Ranger Dave Redding.
383 Pawtucket Street
1 – 4 pm
View a display of Daughters of the American Revolution costumes from the Spalding House's collection.