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St Ann Arts and Cultural Center

84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-356-0713
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Woonsocket
Type: Museums, Religious Sites
Description: Landmark which was once the center of the Sentintellist movement with frescoes modeled after the Sistine Chapel.
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The tours which are offered on Sundays are very interesting and there isn't a church with wall to wall and ceiling frescos anywhere else in the US.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Had a tour of the church and it has marvelous frescos. I can't remember when I've see more anywhere. In the basement of the church there was Cajun entertainment. Lots of fun and dancing and very nicely decorated.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I am a life-long resident of Woonsocket and had never been in St Ann's Church prior to my recent visit for a breakfast supporting Mt Saint Rita's Rehabilitation Center. The Fresco paintings and stained glass windows were breath taking. A magnificent spot for any function. I will return soon.

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Smyrna, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. It is a must see if you are in the area. I have not been in the Sistine Chapel but I doubt htat it is any nicer than St. Ann's.

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RHODE ISLAND
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51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

a very nice place,well kept,clean,interesting history. I think my friends liked it as well.we have some very great places here in R.I.

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lincoln, ri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

It is just a church. It isn't like they can claim anything great abouty it.

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North Smithfield
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Once you enter St. Ann's Church you feel like you have traveled across the globe to Europe. The frescoes are as beautiful as any I have seen in Italy.

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This is one beautiful church/arts center! The frescoes rival those in the Chapel in Rome and this center is in New England. Shows and events there are extra special and I could just sit and stare at the ceilings for hours. There is nothing like this anywhere else in the US as far as I know. Worth checking it out... More

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Elkins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

Born in 1952, my husband grew up and was an alter boy in St. Ann's Church (84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket); he also attended St. Ann's Catholic School through 9th grade. This beautiful, historical cathedral is near and dear to our hearts. In 2008, we visited our family in Woonsocket, and to our dismay, the St. Ann's Cathedral was blocked off... More

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

The world should know about St. Ann's Church in Woonsocket (actually, now it's the St. Ann's Art & Cultural Center). It's located at 64 Cumberland Street, in the heart of the city's Social district. Chocked full of history of the Franco-American influx into Woonsocket's textile mills in the 19th & 20th centuries. But mostly, everyone should see it for the... More

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