The mill will reopen for normal programming on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
Visitor Information Station: Open Thursdays - Sundays, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Watch an 8-minute video, learn more about the Park, or earn your Junior Ranger badge. Park staff are available to answer questions. Bathrooms and drinking water are available.
The Visitor Contact Station is located inside of Old Slater Mill.
Guided Tours: 10:30 A.M., 12:30 P.M., and 2:30 P.M.
Join a Ranger for a tour of Old Slater Mill. These 30 - 45 minute programs talk about the the legacy of the Industrial Revolution in America's first cotton-spinning mill. Tours leave from the patio in front of Old Slater Mill.
The mill is accessible but does have uneven floors. Special accommodations can be made by contacting 401-725-8638.
First Fridays (June - October):
Join us for special evenings at Old Slater Mill. On the first Friday of the month (June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6), the mill will be open late with special programming. Concerts, movie nights, special tours and more are offered on the first Friday evenings of the month from June to October.
If you are looking to book a special group tour of Old Slater Mill or are a teacher or student check out our education page for more information.
Visit the Blackstone River State Park and Ashton Village
1075 Lower River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
The park grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. You can walk, bike, or snowshoe (weather permitting) along the Blackstone Bikeway and explore the natural beauty of the Blackstone Valley. Check out the NPS Mobile App for a self-guided walking tour of the site. Restrooms and drinking water are currently not available at this site.
Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum of Transportation
The Transportation Museum is open seasonally May - October. Exhibits discussing the history of the Transportation Revolution are on display. Kelly House Junior Ranger books and badges as well as other information is available during operating hours.
Bike the Blackstone - Wednesdays at 5:30 PM (July - September)
Join a Park Ranger for a guided bike ride along the Blackstone River Bikeway. Guided rides begin at 5:30 PM. Participants should meet the Ranger at the Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum of Transportation. Tours are between 2 and 5 miles in length and travel to varying locations. Bikes and safety equipment are not provided and must be brought by participants.
Towpath Talks - Saturdays at 1:00 PM (June - September)
Join a Ranger for a guided walk along the towpath.Tours leave from the Kelly House at 1:00 PM. Walks along the towpath last between 45 - 60 minutes.