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Slater Mill Museum

67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2127
+1 401-725-8638
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Founded in 1793, Slater Mill was the first successful cotton-spinning factory in the United States.

Rhode Island and Massachusetts were the two most prominent Eastern states where industrial textile... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kent D
Central Falls, Rhode Island
The Carl & Keith Show

We were treated to essentially a private tour, as we were the only visitors on a rainy Thursday... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
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A National Historic Landmark, the Slater Mill is a living history museum and educational center.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2127
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 November 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

Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 13 September 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

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 13 September 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
Reviewed 27 April 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
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank jmgraham200
Reviewed 15 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!

2  Thank Carl K
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.

1  Thank TThornton80
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...More

Thank Caddiva
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
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