Upcoming Events

Central Falls walking tour, Saturday, August 24, 10:30 a.m.

Central Falls is named for a waterfall on the Blackstone River where in the mid-eighteenth century Benjamin Smith built a snuff mill, and where in 1811 Captain Stephen Jenks built a blacksmith shop and was contracted to produce muskets for the United States government.  It was Stephen who would choose the name Central Falls for the town.  On this tour we'll learn how the area went from wilderness to a busy industrial city, and about the people who made it happen.  We'll start in Jenks Park by the Cogswell Tower.  This 90-minute tour is free, but we ask that you RSVP, either by calling 725.9581, or by emailing pawtucketpreservation@gmail.com.

20th Annual Dragon Boat Races
Saturday, September 7, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival is an extraordinary event for the whole family to enjoy! The races to use the fiberglass Taiwanese-style dragon boats gifted from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and incorporate the skill of flag-catching in each race. The Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat races also offer large cash prizes to the winning teams.  The day is filled with cultural performances, many art & crafts tables, and dumpling eating contests. The festival also has a great selection of vendors, interactive activities, and food trucks!  For more details visit the website.

Personally Pawtucket walking tour, Saturday, September 7, 10:30 a.m.

Woodlawn Neighborhood walking tour, Saturday, October 5, 10:30 a.m.

Downtown Pawtucket walking tour, Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.

Central Falls walking tour, Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.

Recent Walking Tours

In case you missed any of our recent walking tours... print out any of the tour guide sheets below, take a friend, and discover Pawtucket's rich and fascinating history!