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Celebrate Christmas in July at the New Blackstone Shop Grand Opening Saturday, July 26, Noon - 2 pm  More

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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. Work Plan Documents

Download Corridor Work Plan & Budget

Rhode Island Tourism 2012 Report  Download PowerPoint

Regional Tourism Data 2012 (Excel)  Download Excel

Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center (off Rte. 295 Lincoln, RI) Food Vendors Wanted More

2013 Annual Dinner Video

Year in Review - 2013
2013 Annual Report (PDF)
2014 Budget (PDF)

Full Land of Dreams Video
All Land of Dreams Videos

We are a group of nine cities and towns, located along the banks of a great river -- an American Heritage river, in fact -- the Blackstone, the very place where the American industrial Revolution began more than 200 years ago. Over the years, dozens of mills along a 45-mile stretch of this powerful, majestic waterway churned out products for a young nation and, here in northern Rhode Island, we became the heart of a new, industrialized way of life.

We are the sons and daughters of that revolution. It is here that our hard-working ancestors, brave and hopeful, came from around the globe to work in the mills, striving for a better life. Today, we here at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council work to preserve the rich heritage of those historic times, as we also endeavor to enhance the everyday quality of life for Valley residents in the 21st century.

Come and see what we’ve accomplished. We’ve preserved our mills and we’ve worked to restore the pristine beauty of the Blackstone. We’ve created fairs and festivals, seminars and museums, to tell the Blackstone Valley story anew. And, perhaps in the most amazing development of all, our efforts have brought us close to becoming a full-fledged national park, a proposal now before the Congress.  We’ve come a long way in our first 25 years. But we’re not done yet and we invite you to join us. Perhaps, together, we could start another revolution.

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International awards & recognition....

Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Award

UN World Tourism Council Ulysses Award

North American Travel Personality of the Year

UN SBEST Certification of Excellence 

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About the Valley

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
175 Main Street 
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860 USA  
Tel: 401-724-2200