Our Rivers Provided


for the American Industrial Revolution

Important Update in Regard to COVID-19

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. The safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.

Acting on the directives from both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Center at Worcester, MA and our administrative office in Whitinsville, MA remain closed to the public at this time. Our  public programs and events are currently suspended. But, even with our doors closed, we'll do our best to keep you connected to the Corridor. Be sure to follow us on social media (see the links below) and subscribe to  Corridor News as we continue to Get Lost in the Blackstone River Valley! We thank you for your support during this unprecedented time. You can contact us at mail@blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

Learn more about COVID-19 response here:
Reopening Massachusetts
Reopening Rhode Island

Acting on a directive from the National Park Service, the Volunteers-In-Parks programs and volunteer activities will be suspended until further notice. All volunteers with both the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park and Heritage Corridor are asked to refrain from volunteering at this time. Use this time to take care of yourself and be safe.

The Blackstone River Valley

National Heritage Corridor

It’s authentic…the real deal! This is where the American Industrial Revolution began and sent reverberations throughout the country. Follow the 46 miles of the Blackstone River as it drops 450 feet to sea level. Explore the varied habitats of its watershed, the charming towns and villages in the region, and our distinctive culture created by ethnic influences from around the globe. This is Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

An energetic non-profit,  the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to ensure the long-term vitality of the National Heritage Corridor.

Find Your Adventure in The Blackstone River Valley

National Park Service

A Model in Partnership

The Blackstone River Bikeway

Grab your bike and helmet!

Paddle Trip_approaching bridge from Gorge

Self-Guided Paddling

Put your boat in the water!

Visit our YouTube Channel

Enjoy virtual field trips to historic homes, museums, and more!

Dec 13

***CANCELLED*** Hike Hunt’s Mills

December 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jan 02

Events Calendar

See what is happening today!

The American Industrial Revolution

Blackstone River Valley is the Birthplace!


Junior Rangers of the Blackstone RIver Valley

Visitors Interactive Guide

Unlock Your Adventure


Be a vital link in your community.

Our volunteers contribute their time and energy to make a difference for everyone in the River Valley. Please join us!

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