BLACKSTONE RIVER SAFETY ALERT
DUE TO HIGH AND FAST WATER CONDITIONS ON THE BLACKSTONE RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND NOT GOING OUT IN CANOES OR KAYAKS OR OTHER SMALL VESSELS ON THE RIVER UNTIL WATER LEVELS AND FLOW HAVE RETURNED TO NORMAL. PLEASE BE SAFE!
Valley Sites - Woonsocket, Blackstone
Woonsocket has been a city at work since the Arnold family built a gristmill at the falls here in the 1660s. For over a century, the voice of the city was French courtesy of the immigrants from Quebec who came here to work in the many mills. Though French is heard less on the streets of Woonsocket today, the pride of the Quebecois and other immigrants to the city can still be seen in the many festivals and events hosted here.
Museum of Work and Culture
42 South Main Street
Blackstone Valley Explorer
One Depot Square
Woonsocket Falls/ Market Square
Intersection of Main Street and River Street
River Island Park
Cold Spring Park
Woonsocket City Hall
169 Main Street
28 Main Street
One of the paradoxes of the Blackstone River Valley is highlighted in the Town of Blackstone. Just a few hundred yards from a busy road on one side and a massive brick mill on the other, is the Blackstone Gorge, one of the wildest segments of the Blackstone River. Pull off Main Street and explore some of the loveliest views in the Valley
286 Mendon Street
Blackstone Historical Museum
23 Main Street
Did You Know?
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...