Want to take a trip through history with your own personal tour guide? Or better yet, want to send some relatives visiting for the holidays on an adventure? Try our audio walking tour of historic Harrisville, one of the main villages in the town of Burrillville.
Find out what it was like to work in a woolen mill in the late 1800s, meet the industrialist who embraced profit-sharing and paid vacations before most others had even heard of such practices, and follow the rise and fall of a town whose fate has been intertwined with the textile industry - until now.
You can download the audio for the tour to your smart phone or MP3 player, or simply listen to it, right here. (Look for the download button in the upper right hand corner.) An excerpt of the walking tour aired on RIPR earlier this week.
Check out the map below of our route, with descriptions of each stop on the tour. And if you can't make it to Harrisville now, enjoy the slideshow.
The tour is less than half a mile (.4 miles, to be exact!), and the audio is about 20 minutes.
Let us know what you think!