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Address: 84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone Number: 401-356-0713
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Description: Landmark which was once the center of the Sentintellist movement with...
Landmark which was once the center of the Sentintellist movement with frescoes modeled after the Sistine Chapel.
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What a beatiful place!

The most beautiful building in the state (excluding Newport Mansions). The staff is WONDERFUL and so heartwarming. The tours are very informative and you're guaranteed to learn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The most beautiful building in the state (excluding Newport Mansions). The staff is WONDERFUL and so heartwarming. The tours are very informative and you're guaranteed to learn something new. There's so much history in this diamond in the rough.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great place to visit. Lots of knowledge contained in these walls. Take a moment and visit here. Beautiful place.

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Dothan, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have been posting TripAdvisor reviews on and off for a few years now, and although I've had the opportunity to see some nice things as I travel, it's rare that I get so enthusiastic about visiting a new place that I want to take everyone I know by the hand and lead them to see what I've seen here.... More 

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Lady Lake, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We selected Woonsocket as a town to explore by bike just because we found the name of the town to be humorous. We stopped at St Ann's on a Saturday and were welcomed by the (unpaid) staff working to set up for a reception. Even though tours are normally given on Sunday, they took time out from their chores and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Rhode Island's most treasured masterpiece. A visit here should be on everyone's visit list when in Rhode Island. The volunteers who SAVED this masterpiece did a fabulous job restoring it. No need to fly to Rome and visit the Sistine Chapel. The frescos, paintings, stained glass, woodwork, floors, etc. are all beautifully restored and just GLEAM. Best to call ahead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Had my wedding there and could not stop looking up at the beautiful artwork on the ceiling. Def a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Absolutely beautiful place. A must see if you are in the area. The volunteers are so wonderful! My husband and I were married here and it was incredible, everything was perfect and we will never forget our experience there!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On our way to Providence we took a detour and stopped in Woonsocket Rhode Island. We read in Trip Advisor about St Ann's and stopped by hoping we could visit unfortunately it was closed, however we were fortunate that will the president of the nonprofit that oversees the building let us in and took us on an outstanding tour. The... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The name is really deceiving and doesn't do this church justice. This is a former Roman Catholic Church with just amazing fresco paintings and stained glass (look at the photos). My wife and I are only a couple hours drive away, have been frequent visitors to Rhode Island, and yet never heard of this until an article in a local... More 

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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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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Address: 84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone Number: 401-356-0713
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Woonsocket

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