The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell is a satellite exhibit of the Seashore Trolley Museum located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, mixed in with the Lowell National Historical Park. The National Streetcar Museum presents a special exhibit to explore the history of urban rail transportation and how its rebirth is helping to revitalize American cities. The exhibit, contributed in a large part by the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., presents the history of public transit in Lowell within the context of the broader story of American transit history.
In addition to the exhibit, rides are available on our fully restored New Orleans Public Service streetcar #966 in conjunction with the trolley service provided by the National Park Service. No. 966 operates weekends, May through October.
Established in 1978, Lowell National Historical Park preserves the American Industrial Revolution in Lowell in a unique fashion. The park offers visitors an in-depth look into the textile industry that was the heart of the city with a working cotton mill exhibit, canal boat tours, and trolley rides to move you around the city.
Lowell National Historical Park #1602 alongside Boston & Maine Railroad #410
The trolley rides are a free service provided by the National Park Service with replica streetcars based off ones once built by the J. G. Brill Company and operated by the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Company, successor to the Bay State Street Railway Company. Built by the Gamaco Trolley Company, were the first accurate replica streetcars built in the United States.