Field Trips and Specialty Tours
Note: The Wilkinson Mill and the Sylvanus Brown House are currently closed to the public until critical accessibility and safety work is completed. Due to this, group tours are required to be smaller than those offered in the past.
Field Trips at the Mill
We are welcoming field trips for elementary and secondary school students at Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark in Pawtucket, RI.
Each visit includes a tour of Old Slater Mill as well as optional group activities.
The current capacity for a group field trip is 60 people at a time for up to 90 minutes. There is no fee, but reservations are required. Visitors may eat on the grounds of Slater Mill but there is no indoor dining space. Please note that restrooms are limited.
Reservations can be made by emailing Allison Horrocks or calling 401-318-4883.
Lifelong Learners/Camps/Colleges and Universities
Extended tours of Old Slater Mill are available for groups of lifelong learners and college-level classes (up to 25 visitors per tour). Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and spend up to 90 minutes with a Park Ranger. These tours are offered on a first come, first served basis depending on availability. There is no fee, but reservations are required.
We are not accepting bookings from December 2, 2023 – February 4, 2023
Tour Companies/Fee-Based Groups - Commercial Use Authority
The National Park Service Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, Section 418 (1998 Act) provides the authority for NPS to issue CUAs.
If you have any questions regarding these matters, or would like to obtain a Commercial Use Authorization, please feel free to contact Kevin Rice at 401-318-7155 or at e-mail us.
In Your Classroom
The Park's YouTube page provides dozens of videos that investigate the history of the Blackstone River Valley.
Starting in March 2023, the park will offer ranger-led classroom visits in Rhode Island. If you are interested in having a staff member come to your class, please reach out to Park Ranger Allison Horrocks.
The Rhode Island Historical Society, in partnership with NPS, created lesson plans designed to meet the curriculum standards for fourth grade students in Rhode Island. These plans work well for educators planning a visit to Blackstone River State Park in Lincoln, RI. However, they are also intended for educators unavailable to go to the site itself.
Please see the tabs below to access the lesson plans:
Last updated: January 6, 2024