Engaging public programs are offered at Slater Mill, allowing visitors to experience the campus from a perspective that matches their own interests.

Themed history tours and exhibitions; art exhibits and festivals; fiber and textile arts workshops and classes; concerts of folk, rock, jazz, and chamber music; paranormal investigations, tours, and programming – many ways to appreciate the site in a relevant and contemporary way.


Stone Soup Coffeehouse at Slater Mill


Legendary acoustic music performance institution at Slater Mill for it 34th season. All shows begin at 7:00 p.m. (doors 6:30 p.m.) Please check the Stone Soup Website for Ticket Prices

APRIL & MAY 2015 

April 11  -         Gordon Bok, with Terry Kitchen

April 25  –        Mustard’s Retreat, with Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli

May 9   –            Martyn Joseph, with Susan Cattaneo

Guided walking Tour:

1670′s Pawtucket – The Jenks Settlement

~ Saturdays, April 18 & April 25, 2015; 11:00 a.m. ~

Nathaniel Jenks House, East End - COMPRESSED

Our popular walking tour of 1670′s Pawtucket, The Jenks Settlement follow a one-mile path of downtown Pawtucket, Rhode Island, beginning an ending at Old Slater Mill, the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.

For one hundred years prior to the arrival of Samuel Slater, Pawtucket was a thriving artisan and iron worker community, settled originally by Joseph Jenks, Jr., who left his father’s ironworks in Saugus, MA to establish a forge in Rhode Island.  

The tour will explore the locations of the first iron forge in Pawtucket – established prior to the outbreak of King Philip’s War – as well as the settlements of Jenks’s four sons, and other historic sites and structures.

$10 per person; suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 15 and up. Requires some up-hill walking through downtown Pawtucket.  Appropriate footwear recommended.  75 minutes.  Tours are conducted in light rain or shine conditions.

#ParanorMill events:

Mills & Mysteries Paranormal Investigation of Slater Mill

Carl L. Johnson

~ Friday, April 24; 7:30 p.m. ~

~ Saturday, June 20; 8:30 p.m. ~

Join Slater Mill senior interpreter and nationally-known paranormal expert Carl L. Johnson for our popular, 90-minute Paranormal Investigation Tour of the Slater Mill historic site. This program explores the 1793 Slater Mill, the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House, and the Waterwheel Pit of the 1810 Wilkinson Machine Shop, on a site reputed to be one of the most haunted in America – the birthplace of industry, and an era of American transformation.

$20 per person;  ages 15 and up.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE by calling 401-725-8638 x. 109. Limited to 20 participants.

A Grande Fete by the River

Slater Mill’s Annual Fundraiser, to support our Educational Scholarship Program

Saturday, May 30; 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

(Scroll down to purchase tickets)

Fete - Announcment Email 2015

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Reserve tickets here

$50.00 Bronze Ticket – General Admission

$100 Silver Ticket – Includes Slater Mill “Individual” Membership, plus two beverage tickets

$150 Gold Ticket – Includes Slater Mill “Friend” Membership, plus three beverage tickets

Sam’s Birthday CLASSIC CAR SHOW & Food Truck Fest

Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Hodgson Park, on the Slater Mill Campus



(NOTE: Rain date Tuesday, June 16)

Register your classic car  to benefit a classic historic landmark, and be among an exclusive group of exhibitors for our one-night-only Sam’s Birthday Classic Car Cruise and Food Truck Fest 2015 on Tuesday, June 9th. We’re celebrating the start of summer, and the anniversary of the birth of Samuel Slater, Pawtucket’s textile innovator.  Spaces are limited. Register by May 31, 2015.  (Rain date Tuesday, June 16.)

Free & open to the public

VEHICLE REGISTRATION FORM: Sam’s Birthday CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2015 – Vehicle Registration Form

Sponsored by:


Saturday, August 29  & Sunday, August 30 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


In partnership with the Pawtucket Arts Festival


FREE, and open to the public!

Live Music, Artisan Vendors, Craft Demonstration, Food Trucks!

Aside the Blackstone River in Hodgson Park, on the Slater Mill campus.

:  SAMFEST2015 Vendor Application