"I gave out the psalm and they have been singing to the tune ever since.”    - Samuel Slater

The Blackstone River powered America's entry into the Age of Industry. The success of Samuel Slater's cotton spinning mill in Pawtucket, RI touched off a chain reaction that changed how people worked and where they lived, and continues to reverberate across the nation to this day. Come visit and see how this revolution transformed the landscape of the Blackstone Valley and then the United States.

Old Slater Mill

Where to Go?

Click here to learn about where to go when you visit Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.

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Parked at Home Virtual Series

Every park has a story. Learn more about this virtual series and how to register.

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Kelly and Ashton Mills Virtual Tour

Learn more about Ashton Mill Village by watching this virtual tour.

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Plan like a Ranger

Here are the top 10 tips for visiting Blackstone River Valley

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For Teachers and Students

Learn more about the educational resources available for students and teachers

Last updated: January 23, 2023

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67 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket , RI 02860



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