Slater Mill Historic Site
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Rhode Island is the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Located in Pawtucket is Slater Mill, which is North America’s first water-powered cotton spinning mill. Samuel Slater, who was born in England in 1768, moved to America in 1789. At the time, British laws forbid exporting details…
"The first water-powered cotton mill, this Pawtucket site is acknowledged by many historians as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Founded by Samuel Slater in 1793, the factory replicated operations he had seen in England. The mill's success ushered in a new era for both labor and…
Slater Mill is the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Come see for yourself! Sometimes there are live music events and other cultural happenings.