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Slater Mill Museum

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Address: 67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-2127
Phone Number: +1 401-725-8638
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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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Great Tour, Wonderful Guide

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rockford
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Rockford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Holliston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Pawtucket
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I found out more about the coming of the Industrial Revolution to the US during this tour than ever studying history in school. The docent was very knowledgeable about the history of the time as well as the family that ran Slaters Mill and Sylvanus Brown house. the history of milling and working with fabric on an industrial scale in... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a complex of 3 buildings. The Slater Mill is where you buy tickets for the tour and the gift shop. The walking tour takes you into all 3 buildings. The docent, Robin, made the history of the industrial revolution come alive. She answered all of our questions and took her time to demonstrate how wool, flax, and cotton... More 

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