Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

The Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park comprises several sites that, together, tell the story of this nation's Industrial Revolution. The Blackstone River Valley is the place where industrialization started in this country. The textile mills along the river were the first industries in the United States. This is where the movement of people from farms to factories started. By visiting these sites, you and your family can learn about an important time in our nation's history. At any of the sites, you can ask for a passport book to get a stamp from each place you visit.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Traveling with an RV is a wonderful way to visit the Blackstone Valley National Historical Park. After viewing the historical sites in this park in the daytime, you can spend your evenings enjoying family time in a nice relaxing place. You can rent an RV from RVshare in any of the above-listed cities or in whatever place you choose to start your trip.

RV Rentals Near Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

At the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, you can visit the historic mills where the Industrial Revolution started in the United States. You can take self-guided walking tours of several of the historic towns in the area. There are also beautiful trails and parks for walking and hiking. You can take a riverboat tour to enjoy the river and learn some history, too.

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How To Get To Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

From Providence, RI, take I-95 north. At Exit 28, follow RI-114 north, turn left onto Broadway, turn right onto Main Street, and turn right onto Roosevelt Avenue to reach the Old Slater Mill at 67 Roosevelt Avenue. The park is open year-round.

Address

Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) There is no entry fee.

Your family will love a vacation at Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, where you can enjoy being in nature and learn the history of the Industrial Revolution at the same time. You will also be experiencing the lovely countryside of New England. Traveling with an RV would be a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the beauty that this region has to offer.