Explore the Blackstone River Valley with your own Park Passport. Each park site tells the unique story about the Blackstone Valley's important role as a leader in the American Industrial Revolution. The Blackstone Valley was the birthplace of this revolution, and it remains an important reminder of how this pivotal event forever altered U.S. history. The park sites provide an opportunity to learn and enjoy recreational opportunities. Each page in the Passport has a space to stamp or “cancel” the date and location of your visit to each park site.
Passport books can be acquired at any of the park sites, or you can request a Passport book before your visit by contacting us at e-mail us.
After you have collected all the stamps, present your completed Passport to a Park Ranger to celebrate your achievement. The cancellation stamps will be available in at least one spot in each park area. Ask a Park Ranger where the stamp is if you're unsure.
Spring Schedule (Starting Friday, April 22, 2022 - May 14, 2022)
Old Slater Mill will be reopening for guided tours on April 22, 2022. Two guided tours will be offered at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. These tours will only be offered on Fridays and Saturdays. Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes before the scheduled tour time. Tours will leave from the front of Old Slater Mill (gather at the door of the yellow mill building facing the parking lot). Tours last approximately 30 minutes. The Visitor services station will remain closed until May 19, 2022. The Sylvanus Brown House and Wilkinson Mill continue to be closed.
The park grounds are open from dawn to dusk daily. Click here to view our calendar and see what exciting events will be available this summer.
Summer Schedule (May 19, 2022 - September 11, 2022)
Old Slater Mill visitor contact station will be open Thursdays to Sundays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM starting on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Visitors can stamp their NPS Passport Book, watch a short 7 minute introductory video about the site, and view exhibits. Guided tours of the mill start at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM. These 30-minute long tours will investigate Slater Mill's importance in American history. Arrive 5 - 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour. Tours meet in front of Old Slater Mill. The Sylvanus Brown House and Wilkinson Mill remain closed at this time.
The park grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Click here to view our calendar and see what exciting events will be available this summer.
Blackstone River State Park Stamp & Ashton Stamp – Kelly House
1075 Lower River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Open mid-April, 2022
Slatersville Stamp – North Smithfield Public Library
20 Main Street
Slatersville, RI 02876
Monday -Thursday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00pm to 5:00pm
Whitinsville Stamp – Whitinsville Social Library
17 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Monday- Thursday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Hopedale Stamp – Bancroft Memorial Library
50 Hopedale Street
Hopedale, MA 01747
Monday/Wednesday: 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm