Launch of the Mayflower “Fuller Shallop”

We are proud to announce the launch of the Fuller Shallop from Plimouth Patuxet.  A project we have been working on for about two years with our professional staff and Apprentices!

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.”

New Youth Programs

Winter – Spring – Summer 2021

Youth Programs in the shop and on the water.  Explore the shop and the river through our various indoor and outdoor programs. 

Adult programs to return Fall 2021

Lowell’s Boat Shop Update – COVID-19

Lowell’s Boat Shop is closed to visitors due to the threat of COVID 19 until further notice.  Only staff and program participants are allowed in the building.

During this time of uncertainty regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the shop is closed to visitors of any kind.

We rely on our community for support and in times like this we hope our community can rely on us for the same.  To that end, if any of you out there are in need and have nobody to call for help please reach out to us and we will do whatever we can…


I (Graham) can be reached at, Dorothy can be reached at, or any of us at the main office

Going forward we will continue to monitor guidelines and do whatever we can to keep our volunteers, employees, and community safe. Our hearts go out to those who are sick or quarantined and to the small businesses that are suffering. We will go out of our way to support those local small businesses.

We will update you with the above options and when the shop will reopen for outside activities once this threat abates.