Rhode Island


  • National Historical Park

    Blackstone River Valley


    The Blackstone River powered America's entry into the Age of Industry. The success of Samuel Slater's cotton spinning mill in Pawtucket, RI touched off a chain reaction that changed how people worked and where they lived. Learn how this revolution transformed the landscape of the Blackstone Valley and the United States. Old Slater Mill is open May - December, Thursday - Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM.

  • National Memorial

    Roger Williams

    Providence, RI

    Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of soul freedom. Williams was an outcast in England, Massachusetts, and Plymouth. Granted residence by the First Peoples, he founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could live according to their conscience, free from government interference.

  • National Historic Site

    Touro Synagogue

    Newport, RI

    Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story.

  • National Historic Trail

    Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route


    In 1781, General Rochambeau’s French Army joined forces with General Washington’s Continental Army to fight the British Army in Yorktown, Virginia. With the French Navy in support, the allied armies moved hundreds of miles to become the largest troop movement of the American Revolution. The effort and cooperation between the two sides led to a victory at Yorktown and secured American independence.

By The Numbers

These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/2020.