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Slater Mill Museum

67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02862
401-725-8638
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Pawtucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A National Historic Landmark, the Slater Mill is a living history museum and educational center.
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Évora, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I enjoyed very much the visit to the mill. The guides were very nice and showed us how things really worked and how people lived. It was very interesting to see some of the machines actually working, we could have a much better understanding both of their structure and of what the environment and working conditions were.

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New York City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There is no wandering around. Dedicated staff (in period dress) will link you up with the tour. Our tour lasted almost two hours and we didn't have time for all! We learned so much about mill production, life during the times, child labor, water power and more. Leave a lot it time and wear comfortable shoes. Lovely things in the... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Start by watching a short video in the visitor center then cross the street and take the 1 1\2 guided tour. Our guides were very knowledgeable and made the time fly by. Excellent tour for kids as well.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

When I was in college, I did my internship at the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. I had to write a thesis on Samuel Slater. He brought the blueprints in his head from England. If he hadn't been a red-head, he probably would have been arrested because it was illegal to leave the country with any information on Richard... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I lived in RI for 17 years and have visited many times, but for some reason, never went to Slater Mill. Our family wanted to do something educational on a recent visit so decided to visit Slater. I was expecting to find a self guided walk around some old buildings. Instead we found a live tour with two great guides.... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

What an awesome find!! On vacation with friends and stopped to see the mill. What we found was a nice park along the lovely Blackstone River and the bonus was the museum. It consists of an authentic 18th century house with furnishings and other items from that era. Then there is the machine shop with a water wheel that we... More

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Northern Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We visited on the same day as a festival, so there were string quartets, jazz singers and rock bands playing along outside whilst we toured. It felt like stepping back a few hundred years when you went inside. The guides were great, very knowledgeable and engaging. Lots of old machinery on display, much of it functional. Very picturesque location too.

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Marietta, Georgia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A very interesting tour that is a clear demonstration of how this country becme a free and highly advanced productive country. The tour is long (about 3 hours) but what you see and what you are told by your tour guide is well worth while. This is one of those few places to visit that is appropriate to both adults... More

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Onset, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Painstaking restoration of a 1790's working mill, machine shop and house. In order for the fledgling United States to enter the world market, we had to produce exports in demand on the world stage. Great Britain, like many European countries, legislated that all technology was "owned and protected" by the government. A little known fact that emerged from the Constitutional... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I visited for the history and educational experience. The guides were very informative and answered any questions we had. I loved the old house and how people lived in the 1700s My husband loved the working mill from the 1800s. I also found looking at how machines worked with the power of water interesting. Slater Mill and... More

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