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By car:

Lowell is located 28 miles north of Boston off Interstates 93 and 495 and Route 3. From Route 3 take exit 30B northbound or exit 30A southbound onto I-495 towards Lawrence. From I-495 take exit 35C onto the Lowell Connector. Continue about 2 miles to Exit 5B onto Thorndike St.

At the 4th light, Thorndike Street merges into Dutton Street. Go to the 2nd light and turn right onto Market Street. 

By train:

Commuter rail service is available by MBTA from Boston's North Station to Lowell's Gallagher Terminal.

Lowell Regional Transit Authority shuttles run between Gallagher Terminal and downtown Lowell. There is a shuttle stop at the corner of Market and Shattuck Streets, one block from the museum.




Municipal Garages

Convenient nearby parking is available at the Leo A. Roy Garage, Joseph Downes Garage and George Ayotte Parking Facility.

Metered street parking is also available. Vehicles displaying a valid handicap placard may park at meters for no charge.

Other Parking Options

A parking lot behind the museum is available for free parking ON WEEKENDS ONLY. For the lot behind the museum, take the first left off Market St. onto Palmer St., then the first left onto Middle St. You will recognize our building by the quilt mural on the back wall.

If you visit the Lowell National Historical Park before or after the New England Quilt Museum, free parking is available in the Visitor Center Parking Lot.