• 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?

Central Diner in Millbury, MA

The classic American Diner is another Blackstone Valley innovation. In 1872, Walter Scott began selling food from a horse drawn covered wagon in Providence, RI. In 1887, the first diner manufacturer opened in Worcester, MA.