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Slater Mill Museum

67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2127
+1 401-725-8638
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first Industrial Revolution Mill in USA!

The mill is original. The setting is wonderful. History is everywhere. The city center of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
346dalea
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Pawtucket, United States
A peak into our ancestoral past and immigration

This is a wonderful place to visit. The Blackstone Visitor Center is across the street and has a 20... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo A
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Somerset, Massachusetts
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A National Historic Landmark, the Slater Mill is a living history museum and educational center.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2127
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+1 401-725-8638
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"water wheel"
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"united states"
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"tour guides are"
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"great britain"
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"answered all of our questions"
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"private tour"
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"two hours"
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"textile industry"
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"couple of hours"
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"rhode island"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank 346dalea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. The Blackstone Visitor Center is across the street and has a 20 minute film that explains the Slater Mill impact on America. There are brochures and a quite wonderful guide who is most informative on things to do...More

Thank Jo A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is already mid June and this place is closed Monday and Tuesday. We are trying to visit national park type properties so this was a disappointment. We did get to watch a movie at the city visitor center across the street about the areas...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Stopped by on a cold day to learn about Mills and the history of Rhode Island. When we were waiting for the tour our two year old was told to stop "banging" her feet because it is an old building. That was disappointing because a...More

Thank Frank R
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Rhode Island and Massachusetts were the two most prominent Eastern states where industrial textile production began in the United States in late 1700's. I live one block away from Slater Mill in a loft in an old carpet factory. Recently I spent two hours on...More

Thank Kent D
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

We were treated to essentially a private tour, as we were the only visitors on a rainy Thursday morning in October. Our guide, Carl, knew his stuff and was an excellent host, keen to demonstrate the machinery and show us the water wheel in action....More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Slater Mill Museum is a gem: it does history in the most interesting ways. The tour is tremendously informative without being boring or stuffy. Most important, you will learn more than you could imagine about the central role Southern slavery and cotton played in the...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

My husband and I often ride our bikes to Slater Mill. While this is a small place, it's pretty fascinating to see how the industrial age got started in America. Makes you realize how far we've come with worker safety and mechanization. This is a...More

Thank Mari Anne S
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Slater Mill gives you a tour through America on the edge of the Industrial Revolution. With technology from Great Britain, Samuel Slater brought manufacturing to the US. Before long, Pawtucket and Central Falls would be the center of innovation. The museum shows the tools that...More

Thank Robert E
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

I took my mom and friend to Slater Mill last weekend, we had a private tour because no one else showed up. Our tour guides were extremely informative and friendly. We toured 3 buildings, they answered all of our questions, provided a terrific background to...More

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