Frequently Asked Questions

Blackstone Canal, Lincoln, RI
The Blackstone Canal, just north of the Kelly House in Lincoln, RI


Q. What happened to the Blackstone Heritage Corridor?
A. The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley Nation Heritage Corridor still exists. After almost three decades of being managed by a federal commission, the work of the Heritage Corridor is now overseen by Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. Check out their website to see what is going on with the Heritage Corridor today.

Q. What programs do you offer at the Blackstone River Valley NHP?
A. The Park offers programs year round. At Old Slater Mill, tours are offered seasonally from May - December on Thursdays - Sundays at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM. Special events and programs are also offered. Programs are also offered at the Blackstone River State Park and the other 4 park nodes. For a full listing of our programs, visit our calendar.

Q. Are there black stones in the Blackstone River?
A. There certainly are, but the river is actually named after the Reverend William Blackstone.

Q. What is the best way to see the Park?
A. If you're wondering how to make the most of your visit to the Park, check out our Trip Ideas (for full day, half day, and one hour) and our Plan Like a Ranger article.

Q. Where should we start our visit to the Park?
A. The best place to start your visit is Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark in Pawtucket, RI. At the visitor information station inside of Old Slater Mill, staff will be able to provide you with the latest information about programs and other offerings. Bathrooms and drinking water are available during operating hours. To learn more visit our Places to Go page.

Last updated: April 13, 2023

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Pawtucket, RI 02860



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