Established in 1793, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest operating boat shop in America.

“A National Historic Landmark and working museum, Lowell’s is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building.”

Watch the new mini documentary FORE & AFT about our Apprentice William

FORE & AFT, a new mini-documentary produced by Gusto, a Matter Company.

Matter donated the time and resources of its talented Gusto team to bring this captivating story to life. The team poured their hearts into the film, which represents 18+ months of collaboration and hard work in the making.

 

BOATS FOR SALE

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

VIDEO NEWSLETTERS

New Boats

Order your own custom made Lowell boat.  We continue to build our full line of dories and skiffs as we have for more than two centuries.

Boats For Sale

Check out our pre owned boat listings

OUR NEXT WINTER SPEAKER SERIES EVENT

Ice Ship to Calcutta

Part of the LBS Winter Speaker Series (Pre Registration is recommended)

Join us at the Museum of Old Newbury for an unforgettable evening on Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM.

On June 15, 2023, the Museum of Old Newbury purchased a slate tablet from an auction in Cincinnati, Ohio, a notebook-paper sized piece of thin stone, double-sided and framed in walnut. Notes kept on slate were ephemeral. Slates were used to keep the “rough log”, and they were erased after the notes were copied down into the ship’s official log.

This slate deck log became, accidentally, a permanent record of the last moments of a man’s life, and revealed a gripping story of love, loss, murder, and bicycling in the Himalayas. Intrigued? Come hear the whole wild story and see this piece of ultimate ephemera for yourself.

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Stay up to date with what’s happening at the shop with our regular video newsletters!

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Shelburne Dory Heritage Project

This May and June a team of boatbuilders and historians including Lowell’s director Graham McKay traveled to the Shelburne (Nova Scotia) dory shop to build a dory with master builder Milford Buchanan.  Ultimately the process will be recorded and published

Read about the project here. 

OUR MUSEUM OPEN Tues-Fri 11-3

Museum Hours:

The museum is open for walk in visitors Tues-Fri 11-3

It always helps to schedule your visit

call (978) 834-0050

or email:  info@lowellsboatshop.com

ADMISSION

Guided Tour…$8
Self-Guided Tour…$5
Senior/Student Guided Tour…$6
Senior/Student Self-Guided   Tour…$4
Kids Under 12…Free
For group visit rates, please call or email the shop.