National Streetcar Museum at Lowell

25 Shattuck Street #1819, Lowell, MA 01852 - United States




The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell is OPEN on Saturdays & Sundays from 11AM-4PM, year-round. Located at 25 Shattuck Street, learn more about the streetcar, more commonly known as the trolley. If you or your group loves railroads, history, transit, and Lowell, this museum is for you! Children will love our interactive exhibits and displays, especially our hands-on activities. Our knowledgeable volunteers will answer any questions you have, and give you a guided tour of our displays if you would like. The average museum visit by families is 45-60 minutes.

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.

Metered, on-street parking is available in front of the museum. Parking is free in the National Park Service Visitor Center Lot every day.

Before or after you visit, hop on one of the National Park Services’ trolleys for a free trolley ride, with a stop near the museum. Trolleys are running on a reduced schedule this season due to the pandemic, but more information can be found on the NPS website.


View three stories of indoor exhibits that showcase the history of transit in Lowell and the origins of the trolley. Several hands-on children's activities are available! Trolleys are operating on Lowell's heritage railway, with a stop close to the museum. Our trolley playground makes for a great spot to hang out while waiting for the next trolley to arrive.

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