"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?

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Fall Newsletter

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Specialty Visits and Field Trips

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Kelly and Ashton Mills Virtual Tour

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Last updated: December 2, 2023

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67 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860



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