• The Slater Mill (yellow) and Wilkinson Mill (stone), along the Blacktone River in Pawtucket RI

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

Operating Hours & Seasons

A red canoe paddles down the Blackstone Canal past the Captain Wilbur Kelly House in Lincoln, RI.

Paddling on the Blackstone Canal past the Captain Wilbur Kelly House

Photo by Cheryl Thompson Cameron

The Blackstone River Valley consists of twenty-four communites and is technically open twenty-four hours a day. However, there are hundreds of historic and natural attractions in the Valley that do have set hours. For more information about their hours please see the individual site listings at Valley Sites, or for more on the recreational opportunities in the Blackstone River Valley, please see outdoor activities.

For general tourist information, please see Things To Do or check out our Visitor Center listings.

The Heritage Corridor Commission headquaters is located at:
One Depot Square
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Closed on Federal Holidays.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Samuel Slater.

Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution," was born in Belper, England in 1768. He arrived in America in 1789 and helped to establish the Slater Mill in 1790. More...