National Parks Around Newport

Blackstone River Valley

National Historical Park

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The Blackstone River powered America's entry into the Age of Industry. The success of Samuel Slater's cotton spinning mill in Pawtucket, RI touched off a chain reaction that changed how people worked and where they lived, and continues to reverberate across the nation to this day. Come visit and see how this revolution transformed the landscape of the Blackstone Valley and then the United States.

Blackstone canal outside of the Wilbur Kelly House

Weather

Summer temperatures range from 56-83F. Fall temperatures range from 30-70F. Winter temperatures range from 20-45F. Spring temperatures range from 30-70F.

Driving Directions

The park headquarters is located at the Linwood Mill in Whitinsville, MA 01588. 670 Linwood Ave Suite #10 Whitinsville, MA 01588 508-234-4242 More directions to Blackstone River Valley.

Operating Hours

Currently, our park headquarters is in the Woonsocket Depot, at One Depot Square Woonsocket, RI.

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Entrance Fees

Fees for Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park: At this point, the National Park Service does not charge any fees at the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. However, some of our partner sites to charge fees, as these sites are run by private, non-profit organizations.

Contact

Mailing Address:
670 Linwood Ave
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Physical Address:
670 Linwood Ave
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Phone Number: 508-234-4242

John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley

National Heritage Corridor

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The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America's first successful cotton spinning mill. This creative spark began the nation's transformation from Farm to Factory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of National Park - a living landscape containing thousands of natural and historic treasures.

Slatersville, RI

Weather

Summer temperatures range from 56-83F. Fall temperatures range from 30-70F. Winter temperatures range from 20-45F. Spring temperatures range from 30-70F.

Driving Directions

The Heritage Corridor is in Linwood Mill Suite #10, located on Linwood Avenue in the town of Northbridge, MA. It is just to the northwest of the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Rt. 122. More directions to John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley.

Operating Hours

The standard business hours of Blackstone Heritage Corridor are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The office is closed on holidays. To contact us: Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. 670 Linwood Ave Northbridge, MA 01588 (508) 234-4242

Monday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Entrance Fees

Fees for John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor: At this time, none of the National Park Service programs offered at the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor have a fee. However, some of our partner sites, including the Slater Mill, are managed by non profits who do charge fees for the tours offered there.

Contact

Mailing Address:
670 Linwood Avenue
Northbridge, MA 01588

Physical Address:
670 Linwood Avenue
Northbridge, MA 01588

Phone Number: (508) 234-4242

Roger Williams

National Memorial

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Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state.

Native garden in the foreground with the visitor center in the back.

Weather

Summer temperatures range from 56-83F. Fall temperatures range from 30-70F. Winter temperatures range from 20-45F. Spring temperatures range from 30-70F.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 95 North, take Exit 23 - State Offices. Take a left at the light to the bottom of Orms Street. At light, right onto Charles Street; continue straight through one light, then quick left into memorial parking lot. From Interstate 95 South, take Exit 23 - Charles Street. Take first left onto Ashburton Street and continue straight through three lights. After the third light, take a quick left into the memorial parking lot. More directions to Roger Williams.

Operating Hours

Summer Visitor Center Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fall Visitor Center Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m Winter Visitor Center Hours: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays starting January 2, 2017 to March 31, 2017. The visitor center will be open Wednesday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Holidays: Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Monday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee: There is no fee to enter Roger Williams National Memorial.

Contact

Mailing Address:
282 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Physical Address:
282 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Phone Number: 4015217266

Touro Synagogue

National Historic Site

Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story.

Front view of Touro Synagogue

Weather

Summer temperatures range from 56-83F. Fall temperatures range from 30-70F. Winter temperatures range from 20-45F. Spring temperatures range from 30-70F.

Driving Directions

For direction information please visit: http://www.tourosynagogue.org/visit/directions More directions to Touro Synagogue.

Operating Hours

The Touro Synagogue Congregation manages the operations of the facility and operating hours can be found on Tourosynagogue.org/visit/hours-tours-tickets

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Touro Synagogue Admission: The Touro Synagogue Congregation manages the operations of the facility and admission pricing can be found on Tourosynagogue.org/visit/hours-tours-tickets Cost: $12

Contact

Mailing Address:
85 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840

Physical Address:
85 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840

Phone Number: 4018474794

Washington-Rochambeau

National Historic Trail

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In 1781, General Rochambeau’s French Army joined forces with General Washington’s Continental Army to fight the British Army in Yorktown, Virginia. With the French Navy in support, the allied armies moved hundreds of miles to become the largest troop movement of the American Revolution. The effort and cooperation between the two sides led to a victory at Yorktown and secured American independence.

Flag marking the trail

Weather

With over 680 miles of land and water trails and hundreds of historical sites, there is a wide variety in weather. Please check with your favorite weather website before traveling.

Driving Directions

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT encompasses over 680 miles of land and water trails through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. More directions to Washington-Rochambeau.

Operating Hours

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT can be travelled year-round. The NHT connects national, state, and local parks as well a great number of historic sites and landmarks. Visitors should contact sites or attractions individually as operating hours vary widely by site and season.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Washington-Rochambeau Fee: There is no fee to explore the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail, but fees may apply for sites and attractions along the trail. Visitors should contact sites individually for further information.

Contact

Mailing Address:
Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
Philadelphia, PA 19016

Physical Address:
Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
Philadelphia, PA 19016

Phone Number: 2155971581