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Address: 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02862
Phone Number: 401-725-8638
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A National Historic Landmark, the Slater Mill is a living history museum...
A National Historic Landmark, the Slater Mill is a living history museum and educational center.
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Unsung Treasure!

This was an amazing tour and an amazing museum. Slater was the first textile mill in the U.S. and the story of how it came about was fascinating. The tour guides were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Olympia, Washington, United States
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Olympia, Washington, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was an amazing tour and an amazing museum. Slater was the first textile mill in the U.S. and the story of how it came about was fascinating. The tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining and helpful. They showed us the original mill and opened the sluice gates for us to turn the machinery, which was impressive. Most impressive of... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and 9 year old love museums. I'm not usually a fan, but my husband assured me the tour would only be 90 minutes so I went along. For those who love museums you will love this one. The "90 minute tour" ended up being 2 and a half hours long. I am not at all interested in history,... More 

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Cumberland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Wonderful tour guides, very knowledgeable and efficient. Tour is interesting and tells about our beginning stages of mill life in the US.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

These are NOW quite beautiful and romantic-looking buildings, but the past wasn't so great. At this museum they tell the truth about child labor (for instance). Working here back then must have been tough, and you get a real impression of what it must have been like.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went with my child's school for a field trip and really loved it! We plan to come back and visit again. Not at all what we expected

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Work a visit plus the lady Wendy at the tourist centre is so very helpful and knowledgable . Good short film at centre that was work watching .

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Want to get a first-hand look at the history of the Industrial Revolution in America? The Slater Mill Museum is a fascinating place. Not hugely crowded (which is kind of a shame but also lucky!). The tour guides are extremely well informed and they tell an incredible story of mills, the birth of the textile industry in this country and,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited the Museum and were amazed at the interest that was generated seeing the equipment that Samuel Slater used to bring the Industrial Revolution to New England and eventually to America. Cotton processing machines from raw material to yarn were developed in Pawtucket near a river that provided power. Slater studied English equipment and developed new equipment that spread... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Carl provided an exceptional tour of the Brown house and machine shop, while another interpreter showed us around the textile mill. It was fascinating to understand the brilliance that lead to the mill and machine shop coming into being as well as how these would have changed life in New England and society. Not only educational, Carl's tour was a... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Considering this is the oldest operating textile mill in America, it is well worth seeing. The building is kept up nicely and sits on a quiet river. The tour explains the history of the mill. Ghost tours are offered certain nights!

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Address: 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02862
Phone Number: 401-725-8638
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Pawtucket

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