Guided walking Tour
1670′s Pawtucket: The Jenks Settlement
~ Saturdays, May 2, 9, & 16, 2015; 11:00 a.m. ~
Our popular walking tour of 1670′s Pawtucket, The Jenks Settlement follows a one-mile path through downtown Pawtucket, Rhode Island, beginning an ending at Old Slater Mill, the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.
For a century prior to the arrival of Samuel Slater, Pawtucket was a thriving artisan community of ironworkers and ship builders, settled originally by Joseph Jenks, Jr. who left his father’s ironworks in Saugus, MA to establish a forge in Rhode Island. The tour explores the sites of the forge, the homesteads of the Jenks family, and other structures.
$7 per person; suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 15 and up. Requires some up-hill walking through downtown Pawtucket. Appropriate footwear encouraged. Pawtucket. 75 minutes. Light rain or shine.