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“a fascinating glimpse into history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Slater Mill Museum

Slater Mill Museum
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Pawtucket
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A National Historic Landmark, the Slater Mill is a living history museum and educational center.
Springfield, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“a fascinating glimpse into history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

My husband has long wanted to visit the mills because of family connections, and we finally did this summer. The exhibits were well-done and really gave us a sense for what it would have been like to work in them (and basically live in them), especially the dangers for children of that time. We arrived for our tour at near shift-change time for the rangers. Both were knowledgeable, but the second one rushed us a bit and seemed eager to leave. The guide in the tourist information center across the street (where there is a great introductory video, restrooms, and a larger gift shop) was very generous and helpful about the museum and other places to visit on our trip to the area.

Visited August 2012
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Historical Tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

I found it boring, but if you're into history you might find it interesting and educational. The schools around here always go on field trips there. They do have activities outdoors often so may be better to go when they have an event.

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1 Thank Lois R
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Richmond, Rhode Island, United States
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“RI Super Field Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

What a well organized and hands-on experience to learn about the Industrial Revolution and RI History!

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Debbi M
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,832 reviews
429 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
“history.this is where it began”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

manufacturing had its start in this building and our textile industry began here. This is a place that should not be missed as without this building most people would not have been employed in most any industry.This is a really important building in American History.

Visited July 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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282 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“See how a woolen mill operates”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

There are three buildings and they are all authentic! The first building is a house where you learn how people lived at the turn of the Industrial Revolution. You see a full kitchen, bedroom, and other rooms. You also tour a garden where they grew their food. Then you tour the mill where the water wheel is housed and if the water is high enough, you see it in action. The third place is the mill where you see the thread spun into wool. It is a very informative tour, takes about an hour and a half and it is very thorough. The people running it could not be nicer! There is also a gift shop.

Visited August 2012
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