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 19

Streetcar Rides
6pm - dusk
Jump on the New Orleans’ “streetcar named Desire,” departing from behind the National Streetcar Museum on Dutton Street.

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.

Masonic Temple
79 Dutton Street
6:30 and 8pm
Don’t miss the rare public showing of the Masons’ celestial lighting display in Grecian Hall.

Moody Street Feeder Gatehouse
Merrimack Street @ Merrimack Canal
6 – 9pm
Stop by and learn more about the exciting Waterways Vitality Initiative with representatives of the Lowell Heritage Partnership.

Saturday, May 20

Appleton Block
166 Central Street
10am – 1pm
Meet architect Jay Mason and learn more about the building’s rehabilitation.

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. 

New Design in Old Places Tour
LNHP Visitor Center
246 Market Street
11am – 12:30pm
Discover how new buildings are designed to fit within the context of the Downtown Lowell Historic District including Tremont Yard and others under construction or on the drawing board with Lowell National Historical Park architect Charles Tonetti, Assistant Superintendent Peter Aucella, and Historic Board Administrator Stephen Stowell.

Tremont Yard
1 Tremont Place
1 – 4 pm
Discover historic subterranean waterpower features with former Lowell National Historical Park Ranger Dave Redding.

Spalding House
383 Pawtucket Street
1 – 4 pm
The American Textile History Museum will be demonstrating spinning and weaving in period costume.