Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution

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

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Lesson Plans

Discover some of the stories that makes the Blackstone Valley such a special place.

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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.

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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

Blackstone Park website link

Blackstone National Park website

Click here to visit the website of the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Website for Blackstone Corridor Inc.

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Inc website

Click to see the website of the nonprofit management entity that oversees the Heritage Corridor

Last updated: September 24, 2018

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670 Linwood Avenue
Northbridge, MA 01588


(508) 234-4242

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