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.
"I gave out the psalm and they have been singing to the tune ever since.” - Samuel Slater
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We invite you to take your park Passport Book and explore the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.
Blackstone Trip Itineraries
Full day, half day and one hour suggested itineraries for visiting the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
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