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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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Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Pros to having your wedding here - 1. It is an absolutely beautiful church. Done over very well with ornate stained glass windows and gorgeous architecture!! Thus endeth the Pros. ========= Cons to having your wedding here - 1. You may as well have your wedding on the sun where the temps are lower! I've been to 3 weddings there... More

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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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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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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
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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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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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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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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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