If Northern Rhode Island had a heart, it would have to be to the pulsating waters of Blackstone River. “America’s Hardest Working River” helped usher in the American Industrial Revolution and is now ushering vacationers and history buffs alike! One of the best ways to see and learn about the river’s ecosystem is by taking a riverboat cruise on the Blackstone Valley Explorer. But, make sure to stop in Pawtucket to visit the Slater Mill Historic Site. Home to America’s first successful water-powered cotton mill, it now serves as a museum offering tours, exhibits and lectures. Further up the Blackstone sits Woonsocket. Visit the city’s Museum of Work and Culture for a fascinating look at the region’s textile manufacturing heritage. Plan your Northern Rhode Island trip today!
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