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Address: 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone Number: 14017699675
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Located in a 1915 textile mill, the museum is dedicated to the political...

Located in a 1915 textile mill, the museum is dedicated to the political and cultural lives of the working class. It also serves as a visitors center for the Blackstone Valley National Corridor.

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Great Historical Museum for the area!

The new society in Woonsocket is so different than it once was and this museum certainly helps keep the historical aspect of Woonsocket and the culture in tact. My grandparents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Andrew A
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The new society in Woonsocket is so different than it once was and this museum certainly helps keep the historical aspect of Woonsocket and the culture in tact. My grandparents all grew up in the area, along with my parents and I love hearing all of their old stories about how Woonsocket used to be! I really wish it would... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. Learning history with movies and interactive tools made trip a nice time. Family enjoyed everything.

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Thank Christine L
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

this museum takes visitors back in time to the days of textiles,awesome displays are everywhere.There is also a old school room set up,and even a full size railroad boxcar!!There is so much to see,you have to see for yourself,you will not be dissipointed.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very interesting insight into the early days of the industrial revolution. Very pleasant staff and reasonably priced admission.

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Thank PercyPimple
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Learn about the textile industry of the past. This brings to life a very essential industry that helped to make New England prosper. Easy to get to, easy to view. And for anyone who went to parochial school, there is a representation of a Catholic schoolroom. Exhibits are quite detailed.

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Thank Mary L
Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

An interesting little museum off the beaten path in the Blackstone Valley. Local and regional history around the mills and immigrant French Canadian workers. Tribute to their labor and legacy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent!! Various recreations of work and life of the French people in the Woonsocket area. All my grandparents had come from Canada to work in the mills. They worked and lived in Central Falls but I'm sure the settings were very similar.

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Thank Pauline F
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

So, it's a little museum and on a bit of a specialty topic -- the history of the mill workers in New England who immigrated from Quebec (primarily, they cover a few other things). But if you're down for that, this place is a fun place to visit. It has a variety of exhibits that are creatively displayed ( they... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It was very interesting to learn about the French Canadians who settled in this area. They worked in the mills - which was not an easy life (especially for the children.)

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Hull, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited with a friend who had French heritage and connection to the immigration movement from Canada. While the remaining three of our two couples had no French Canadian connection we all were blown away by how well the museum is presented, describing the industrial and labor movement in the Blackstone Valley and immigration from Montreal and Quebec in the... More 

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