Slater Mill Historic Site
Slater Mill is ground zero for the Industrial Revolution in America. The first water powered cotton spinning mill in North America, it was built on the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket by Samuel Slater, who brought the technology with him from England.
The site includes not just Slater Mill, but the Sylvanus Brown House, the oldest building on the site, where women and children did the tedious work of cleaning and carding wool, and The Wilkinson Mill, built in 1810, which demonstrates the changes in mill design after 20 years of industrial experience.
A National Historic Landmark, the Mill became an integral part of the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park when it was formed in late 2014.