The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America's first successful cotton spinning mill. This creative spark began the nation's transformation from Farm to Factory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of National Park - a living landscape containing thousands of natural and historic treasures. Read More
Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution
Discover some of the stories that makes the Blackstone Valley such a special place.
Blackstone Valley 101
Blackstone Valley 101 is a free, interactive on-line learning program that gives an overview of the history and heritage of the valley.
Episodes of Along the Blackstone
Twenty-four episodes of our award-winning public access cable program "Along the Blackstone" are now available for you to watch and download
Last updated: September 24, 2018