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Slater Mill Museum

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Address: 67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2127
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+1 401-725-8638

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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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert E
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 brought America into the Industrial Revolution and ended the pastoral life of New England. Pawtucket... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 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 the Industrial Revolution and how Slater helped to build and create this revolution.

Thank jmgraham200
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I visited Slater Mill and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide, Carl, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I would highly recommend a visit!

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Cool place to go to see how old Pawtucket used to operate. Interesting place to take the family, especially some younger/preteen kids, to show them how things used to get done.

Thank TThornton80
Providence, Rhode Island
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I've been to Slater Mill both in a regular tour and ghost tours. I loved the place. Being from a textile manufacturing background, Slater Mill was just a real education. One might think that it was just awful that kids worked there, but at the time, it was perfectly legal, and no one was forced to work there. The ghost... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Pawtucket is loaded with old mills. It's nice to see this one restored and keeping the history of the area. You can see how the water was used in the mills for power. Interesting and quaint place by the river.

Thank abqs2016
Holliston, MA
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155 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

On a beautiful fall day, we decided to stop at an attraction that we've driven by for years. We had to wait for a tour guide, but we received an information-laden 90 minute tour. We saw the three buildings of the original Slater Mill, birth of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. We saw numerous old machines and tools. The... More 

Thank Sailordog
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our guide was very informative. I didn't realize there were 3 buildings on the site. Lots of history in such a compact place. The setting is quaint and actually peaceful, in the garden and alongside the river waterfall.

Thank 623amyf
Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Katherine gave us an excellent tour. She demonstrated vast knowledge about the history of the Mill. She presented the history in a very fun and interesting way. Really enjoyed learning about the history and about the people that worked here. At the visitors center the volunteer that worked there that morning provided us with a lot of helpful information. Highly... More 

Thank Isabel B
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have lived in RI my whole life and have never been here. What a wonderful tour and historical place to visit. A must see!

Thank Lisa O

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