"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. Learn how this revolution transformed the landscape of the Blackstone Valley and the United States. Old Slater Mill is closed for the winter months. It will reopen in April, 2024

Old Slater Mill
Where to Go?

Click here to learn about where to go and hours of operation for Old Slater Mill and Blackstone River State Park

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Women's History Month Open House

Join us for specialty tours, exhibits, and conversations about women laborers past and present

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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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Specialty Visits and Field Trips

Learn more about the educational resources available for students and teachers

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History and Culture

Learn more about the industrial history and heritage of the Blackstone River Valley.

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Nature

Learn more about the ecosystem of the Blackstone River Valley

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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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Ranger Programs

Learn about guided tours and programs.

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America250

Click here to read articles about our park's connections to America250

Last updated: February 6, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

67 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone:

401-725-8638

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