The Old Slater Mill is a historic landmark which can be found along the banks of the Black Stone River in Pawtucket, RI.
The Old Slater Mill is historically notable for several reasons, the first of which is it's age, as it was first built all the way back in 1793. The second notable feature about the Mill is that it was the very first institution to feature the water powered spinning mechanisms as designed and championed by Sir Richard Arkwright, one of the foremost inventors and thinkers of the Industrial Revolution.
However, the Slater Mill is more than just a epicenter for history buffs, indeed, it is also a vibrant site of the local community and corner-stone of the Blackstone Valley National Historical Park. The Slater Mill is also a great nexus for lovers of the arts given it's proclivity to hosting local fairs, events and community gatherings such as the lauded Slater's Art & Manufacture Festival featuring great local musicians and a huge dance-floor.
Given the sites' immense historical importance it has been instituted as a museum and requires the purchase of tickets for attendance. For those stopping through the area or planning a trip to it, museum tickets can be purchased online. And if you have a large family don't worry because your kids get in free!