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Slater Mill Museum

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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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Real history in action

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

On 10/10/14 I attended the ghost tour at Slater Mills, with my 19 y.o. son and my 15 y.o. daughter. It was our first ever investigation and we didn't know what to expect. I brought a digital thermometer and a super precise digital recorder I I use for recording music. The main mill provided a great warm-up for the tour-... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Liked it there it is great for the kids of all ages.Its in down town Pawtucket RI .There is place to eat and sit

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Évora, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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