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

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

Things To Do

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One of the most exciting things about the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is that there is always something going on the Valley. Whether you are looking for an event to take your family to, a concert or other performance to attend, a recreational experience, or want to know more about the current projects the Corridor Commission is working on, you will discover that the Valley is a busy place. Check out what's going on!

Plan to attend a Heritage Corridor activity on our schedule of events, or discover some of the Valley Sites that make this area a fascinating place.

For some ideas on places to visit around the Valley, check out our new DeTours, highlighting the Great Road, in Lincoln, RI, a Walk in Whitinsville, or Evening Entertainment Venues and Farms, Stand and Markets across the Valley. Othe DeTours will bring you to sites about the Blackstone Canal and the Industrial History of the region.

Did You Know?

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While best known for the textile industry, the factories of the Blackstone River Valley made hundreds of different products, ranging from barbed wire and monkey wrenches to space suits and Mr. Potato Head.