Few People Realize The Industrial Revolution Started Right At This Spot In Rhode Island

In the early days, Rhode Island was made up of outcasts and misfits. These colonial residents were also innovators, and little Rhode Island turned out to be the birthplace of a revolution that changed the world. Today, you can visit The Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, which is the cornerstone of the Blackstone River Valley Historical Park. Here’s more about the “Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.”

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Herstandard museum tour admission includes a tour of all three historic structures on the campus and lasts around 90 minutes.Group tours are also available. Tours are led by trained professional interpreters that are well versed in the rich history of Slater Mill. Visit Slater Mill at 67 Roosevelt Avenue in Pawtucket, open in March on Saturdays and Sundays 11 to 3.