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Use the Blackstone Visitor Center in Pawtucket for visitor information or to book a meeting or event

Upcoming Events

Holocaust Exhibition and Artist Talks

March 3 - April 30

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Gallery 175

Be sure to visit the work of established and emerging artists in southern New England at the Visitor Center. Two and three-person shows of two-dimensional artwork are organized throughout the year. More

Same sex weddings and special events are welcome!


The Visitor Center is open to the public from 10 am - 4 pm Monday - Sunday

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Book the following types of events:

  • Off-site meetings/conferences
  • Corporate functions
  • Fundraisers
  • Workshops
  • Celebrations
  • Funeral coalitions
  • Art exhibits
  • Weddings/Receptions
  • Holiday parties
  • Annual dinner meetings
  • School functions
  • Class reunions
  • Movie premiere & music releases
  • Cultural & traditional functions
  • Fashion shows
  • Bar Mitzvahs
  • Graduation parties
  • Birthday parties

$200 per hour includes the following:

  • Multifunctional space
  • 400+ capacity
  • 90 seat auditorium with podium & sound system, and PowerPoint capabilities
  • Ample parking
  • Limited number of tables & chairs available for use
  • Food & liquor allowed with permits, licenses
  • Council staffing


Several hundred meetings and special events have been held at the Visitor Center since it opened in 1999

The Center by the Blackstone is announcing that the Visitor Center facility is available for rental to businesses, organizations, groups and individuals seeking meeting, conference and special event space. This unique and trendy multifunctional venue provides a spacious interior with a gallery, state-of-the-art theatre that is complete with video screen and multi-media capabilities.  It boasts a beautiful interior design with ample parking and a close proximity to Slater Mill on the banks of the Blackstone River.  The centerpiece of this venue is a 90 seat theater, complete with stage, screen and projector, which are ideal for use by businesses and organizations for such functions including: meetings, marketing and sales presentations, public hearings, business parties, special event gatherings and other related functions. Individuals have booked the Center for weddings, bar mitzvahs, graduation, anniversary, birthday and other parties.

Amenities feature an open floor lobby complete with a walkable map of the Blackstone River Valley and interpretation walls telling the story of the development of the American Industrial Revolution and its impact upon Southern New England and the US.

Proceeds from the rentals of The Center by the Blackstone will benefit the ongoing operations of the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in supporting its mission in serving as a prime visitor, traveler and intermodal gateway supporting the businesses, heritage, cultural, social and transportation needs of the Blackstone River Valley.

Companies, organizations, groups and individuals interested in making rental reservations of The Center by the Blackstone should contact the BVTC at 401-724-2200 or email us.

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