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

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

Valley Sites

Land and waterways, people and places …the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a diverse region with a unique identity bound by a common history and strong connection between the people and the landscape.

To take a look at the communities that make up the fabric of the Valley and find out more about our partners click on one of the links above.

 
Map of Blackstone River Valley featuring towns and main roads

Did You Know?

John Slater House, Slatersville, RI

After opening America's first successful textile mill, Samuel Slater also helped establish America's first mill village. Slatersville, in North Smithfield, RI, began operations in 1807. His brother John Slater, who lived in the white house seen here, ran the village for almost 40 years.