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Visit Blackstone Valley, home of the Industrial Revolution in America

Hearthside House Museum / Hannaway Blacksmith Shop / Chase Farm

677 Great Road (Route 123) Lincoln, RI, 02865 Phone:

Hearthside House, built in 1810, is a fieldstone mansion on the first road between Providence and Mendon, Massachusetts. It is an example of 1800s Federal architecture and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is named after the ten fireplaces, one in each room of the house. Tours of the house are held monthly. Seasonal and special events include afternoon teas, Early American crafts demonstrations, a Victorian Christmas , an Antiques Fair and Antiques Appraisal Day, and a Civil War re-enactment.
Chase Farm is right just a block away from the museum. (401-333-1100) This 118-acre dairy farm is preserved as a green space and is used for activities such as summer concerts. Also on-site are a butterfly garden and the Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, which is open several times a year for blacksmithing demonstrations. Open from dawn to dusk.
Smith-Appleby House

220 Stillwater Road Smithfield, RI Phone: 401-231-7363

A restored farmhouse, built in 1696, is a 12-room structure near Georgiaville Pond and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are led by interpreters in Colonial attire. Visitors learn about the house's history and architecture; hear stories about the Smith-Appleby family; and see demonstrations of 18th- and 19th-centurey life.
Hours: Seasonal hours; tours are held Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Call ahead to confirm house is open.
Admission: $5
Slater Mill in Pawtucket - Photo Credit RI Commerce Corporation
Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark

67 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket, RI, 02862 Phone: 401-725-8638

Site of several colonial structures, including Slater Mill (1793), birthplace of American industry, the Sylvanus Brown House (1758), and Wilkinson Mill (1810), home to an authentic 19th century machine shop. This rhode Island site also features a eight-ton working water wheel, constructed in 1826, and regular demonstrations of early textile machinery, hand-spinning, and weaving, , making for an interesting place to visit and thing to do especially on your next family vacation.
Hours: Vary seasonally; call ahead.
Admission: Adults age 13-64, $12; seniors over age 64, $10; children age 6-12, $8.50
Slater Memorial Park Carousel - Pawtucket, RI
Slater Memorial Park Carousel

Newport Avenue (Route 1A) Pawtucket, RI, 02861 Phone: 401-728-0500

The stately grounds of this park include an early carousel by Danish immigrant Charles I. D. Looff. The carousel boasts 42 horses, three dogs, and a lion, camel, and giraffe; they are some of the earliest examples of Looffs work.
Hours: The carousel is temporarily closed. Please call for updated information.
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Slatersville Village GReen - North Smithfield, RI - Photo Credit Wikipedia
Slatersville Village Green

Off Route 146 North Smithfield, RI Phone:

Slatersville is one of the country's oldest mill villages, and this typical New England village green is surrounded by a meeting house and numerous homes from the 17th and 18th centuries. Open year-round.
Eleazer Arnold House - Lincoln, RI
Arnold House

487 Great Road Lincoln, RI, 02865 Phone: 401-728-9696

In 1693, Eleazer Arnold built his imposing house along the Great Road. Two stories high, with a pilastered chimney, the home dominated the modest dwellings of nearby farmers. With its massive chimney end wall, the house is a rare survivor of a building type known as a stone ender. Visitors find evidence of 17th-century construction methods, 18th-century additions, 19th-century graffiti, and 20th-century preservation.
Hours: Open Sundays from June to Columbus Day. Tours available hourly 11am - 3pm.
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Students & Children $5.
Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge - Foster, RI
Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge

Central Pike, over Hemlock Brook Foster, RI Phone:

The only remaining covered bridge in Rhode Island, this bridge was completed in 1994 and is a reproduction of an early 19th century covered bridge. The lumber for the bridge was donated and cut from local forests.