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Things to do in Pawtucket

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Historical Monuments in Pawtucket
Slater Mill Museum
America’s Industrial Revolution was born here, in the city of Pawtucket in the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor, in 1793. That’s when the firm of Almy, Brown, and Slater constructed a mill to manufacture cotton thread, which they did successfully until 1829. The mill then went on to produce tools and other goods until 1921, when a forward-thinking group began working on its preservation. The Slater Mill Museum, consisting of three historic buildings – the 1793 Slater Mill, the 1810 Wilkinson Mill, and the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House (a typical 19th century artisan’s home) – “preserves, interprets and researches” various aspects of America’s industrial heritage in programs, events and exhibits. Standard tours take visitors through all three buildings; there are also themed tours covering topics like paranormal investigations.