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Address: 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02862
Phone Number: 401-725-8638
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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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Annual Knitters Weekend

Knitters: I attended the 8th Annual Knitters Weekend at the Slater Mill. What a treat! They offer classes for all skill levels and there is a vendor market with extraordinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DiK153
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Monroe, Connecticut
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Monroe, Connecticut
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knitters: I attended the 8th Annual Knitters Weekend at the Slater Mill. What a treat! They offer classes for all skill levels and there is a vendor market with extraordinary items! Teachers were awesome and we look forward to this event every January. Thank you Slater Mill for another great weekend.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Very interesting piece of history here in the Blackstone Valley which is where the Industrial Revolution started in this country.

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Thank kejnie
Rhode Island
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Great historic mill to visit if you're in the Pawtucket area. Interesting stories behind the oldest mill and situatued on a river in downtown Pawtucket near shops and stores for other site seeing

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Samuel Slater built the first cotton weaving mill in colonial America. He chose Pawtucket for its Blackstone River with its powerful water falls to drive his weaving machinery. Tours are given to show how cloth was produced and the importance of the Blackstone river and valley to colonial America's emerging economy.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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317 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I'll admit I was a little unexcited about going here to begin with, but I was glad that we did, as the history of the place was very interesting. The tour guides you through three buildings and gives you the history of them and the cotton making process throughout. The tour was very informative and interesting to see all the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My mother worked at Slater Mill when she was 17 years old in 1927. It was so nice to be here to see where she spent many hours of her life as a young adult. Tour guide was fantastic.

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New York
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284 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We've traveled the world to see historic sites and museums, and for this tour of Slater Mill (my third) I brought along 10 visitors from Southeast Asia. Our guide, Anthony, did a brilliant job bringing history alive. Through stories and demonstrations (and a thorough knowledge of the times) he helped us to imagine the lives of Samuel Slater, the mill... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

So worth a visit. Our young women guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Really fascinating history and so interesting to see the machinery functioning.

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Washington
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111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Learned more about the industrial revolution, than in school. Beautiful grounds. The mills have locked up history that we should all know, to understand how effected after the american revolution our workers were. Very knowledgeable guides.

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Oxford, Ohio
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

What the genial minds of the late 18th and early 19th centuries were able to put together in a small but growing New England town is simply awe-inspiring. The early cotton milling machines, some still in operable condition, give the visitor a vivid impression of the early days of the industrial revolution as it swept out of England and came,... More 

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