National Streetcar Museum at Lowell

The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell is currently closed during the pandemic. Please check back here for updates.

Check out several interactive exhibits and displays about national streetcar history!


The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell, Massachusetts is a satellite of New England Electric Railway Historical Society’s Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine, in cooperation with the Lowell National Historical Park  and the City of Lowell.

Located at 25 Shattuck Street, the National Streetcar Museum at Lowell is proud to welcome you to the great Mill City. After stopping in at Lowell National Historical Park’s Visitor Center, visit us across the street at the Mack Building and browse our exhibit about the influence of street railways on the development of our cities. Afterwards, head over to the Trolley Stop and hop aboard our streetcar from New Orleans and explore the city. Historic Car 966 will shuttle around the center of Lowell taking you to multiple historic sites. Visit the Boott Cotton Mills Museum or take a ride on a canal boat.

Schedule:  Weekends, May through October 11 am to 4 pm

Exhibit focus:  The history and rebirth of urban rail transportation

Trolley rides:   On fully restored New Orleans Public Service streetcar #966

 Focus: the Industrial Revolution via Interactive programs and explorations

Trolley rides: provided free by the National Park Service with replicas of streetcars built by the J. G. Brill Company and that operated in Massachusetts

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National Streetcar Museum at Lowell

Seashore Trolley Museum’s car 966 in Lowell

Check out more information about Lowell National Historic Park as you plan your visit.