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We received a wonderfully guided tour of the various buildings: a typical period home, the stone... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Rockville, Maryland, USA
Birthplace of the country’s industrial revolution - and great event venue!

Slater Mill was the site of America’s first cotton mill, and is said to be where our industrial... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Evansville, Indiana
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A National Historic Landmark, the Slater Mill is a living history museum and educational center.
67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2127
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

We received a wonderfully guided tour of the various buildings: a typical period home, the stone building where machinery was fixed (and powered via a water well) and the wood frame structure which was the original mill. (Across the street in the visitors center you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rockvilleman
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Slater Mill was the site of America’s first cotton mill, and is said to be where our industrial revolution began. The mill is now an historic museum, and is beautifully restored and maintained. It’s also a wonderful event space, and was the locale for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

The tour of Slater's Mill was a chance to walk through the beginnings of our industrial revolution. Machinery from this bygone era was supported by the docent's commentaries on what took place in these buildings. Informative and educational

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelinJoe47
Reviewed August 26, 2018

You have to be interested in the machinery and workings of the early industrial revolution in the US. If so, this is an excellent place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sara N
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Wonderful place to visit while in Rhode Island. Great family adventure, and the staff is quite friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yolanda A
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

While I am familiar with some of the history of the Industrial Revolution, this tour was comprehensive and well done. Our Guide, Dee, was personable, accommodating, informative, and funny. My big takeaway was that while we can hail the innovators and businessmen who drove the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is a WONDERFUL historical site. I have been many times since I am a teacher in the local area. I have also brought many families who stay at our home when vacationing in New England. EVERYONE comes away having had a wonderful tour. It's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank raindrop1025
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Come see this and compare how things were back years ago. Child labor, early unions, start of the depression, engineering are all here to see. Spend the time, ask a lot of questions at the park visiting center, they are very helpful and well versed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank letsast
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I really enjoyed learning about how the industrial revolution took off in the area known as the Blackstone Valley. It amazes me how ingenious people are to develop machinery to automate manual processes. Slater Mill not only demonstrated how a water driven cotton mill works...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dmbakerphd
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The mill is original. The setting is wonderful. History is everywhere. The city center of Pawtucket where you will find this wonder site.

Date of experience: October 2017
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