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Blackstone Valley Visitor Center

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Like walking back in time . . .

Anyone interested in history needs to start here! First, the staff are knowledgeable and are... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
pauldtravelman
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Lots of good info

This place is worth the visit of you are looking for something to do in the area. We were... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
jtlpeavey
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Blackstone Valley Visitor Center is the welcome center for Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley. Known as the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Blackstone Valley is home to many historic and cultural sites, as well as great outdoor...more
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175 Main St, Entrance/parking in rear off Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860-4132
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Anyone interested in history needs to start here! First, the staff are knowledgeable and are Blackstone Valley history junkies. I love the map on the floor because it gives you a sense of place with the Blackstone River giving life to the industrial revolution. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

This place is worth the visit of you are looking for something to do in the area. We were interested in finding places to kayak locally. They provided maps of the local rivers with where to park and where you could put the boat in.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jtlpeavey
TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks so much! Very happy to help and glad you stopped by! Enjoy!!!

Reviewed 14 July 2018

We stopped here to visit the Blackstone Valley National Historical Park and wanted to tour the Slater Mill. The woman manning the desk was very friendly. She called over to the Mill for us to inquire whether they were giving tours. She came to us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you very much for the review! So happy you visited us and we could help you on your trip!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

They are super helpful to set you up with a complete tour of this historical valley. Much to learn and see!! You can kayak, visit museums and many tours.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dodie G
TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

We appreciate the review! Thank you for stopping by...so happy we could help you out!

Reviewed 10 June 2018

A must stop when visiting the historic area to view the 20 minute film on textiles and Slater. The center has tourist info on the Blackstone Valley and the Sunday summer river boat tours. There is a floor may of the Blackstone area which is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jo A
TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thanks so much! So happy that you enjoyed the visitor center and that we were able to help you in your travels!

Reviewed 24 December 2017

This building has a lot of little attractions. There's a small history museum, a book store, and of course info on local attractions. Right across from historic Slater Mill-- the oldest and still-operating textile mill in the country! A gem of a place with a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank renat6
TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thanks so much for your review! Glad you stopped by and enjoyed what we have to offer!

Reviewed 18 January 2017

A nice visitor center with very friendly staff. It’s located in an area that was the start of the industrial revolution. There are some historical buildings that you can also visit, or walk along the river that runs close by. Great place to pop in...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mja1982
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is the hub of the historic Blackstone Corridor. Across the street from Slater Mill, it's a great place to start exploring the region. In addition to tons of literature for where to go, it has a theater and two art galleries. full disclosure: My...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Robert E
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Come to the visitor's center to see a 20 minute orientation film. Nice video. We were told that the seats were quite old. They were quite comfortable. Lot's of brochures are available and the woman behind the counter was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. There...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Karen P
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting Slater Mill across the street. We were looking for National Park cancellation stamps for our passport books. (They have them!) They had closed there doors moments before but the woman on duty re-opened for us. (Bathrooms were also a necessary...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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