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St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center

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Address: 84 Cumberland St, Woonsocket, RI 02895-3343
Phone Number: +1 401-356-0713
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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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Do not miss this! Amazing local treasure, particularly around the holidays. Our tour guide Joe was especially informative. Thanks for saving this beautiful piece of history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Coventry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss this! Amazing local treasure, particularly around the holidays. Our tour guide Joe was especially informative. Thanks for saving this beautiful piece of history.

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Thank Allison92187
Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Truly an incredible artistic feat. Worth a special trip to northern RI to visit this gem! - You won't see anything else like the ceiling and wall frescoes without a trip to Europe!

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Thank Gjeni
Worcester, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Who needs to go to Europe when you have St. Ann right in Rhode Island? We went for their annual breakfast, which was delicious. We had an amazing tour. The church is so beautiful. The stories the docent told were wonderful and he was so knowledgeable. The volunteers have strong ties to the church. We are lucky they formed a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This place should be much better known than it is. Inside this large church are the most phenomenal frescos that have to be seen to be believed. The church is 100 years old and the frescos date from World War II. It's volunteer and donation run, so do your bit and visit this American treasure.

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1 Thank ThePackedBag
Slatersville, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Went for an annual meeting and had appetizers. The meat pie was fabulous along with the spring rolls. I loved the fruit and veggie platter with dips. I could have eaten a whole sandwich of the chicken salad with walnuts.

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Rhode Island
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Sunday Tours are a must and will be available starting this April. Check out their website for the starting date. This wonderful venue can be rented for weddings, graduations, parties and so many additional uses. Just contact Wally Rathbun and Dom Doiron at the Center. They are the greatest and are so helpful in assisting you in planning your event

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Leominster MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

As beautiful as the frescos are, equally beautiful is the dedication of the volunteers and supporters who keep this gem open to the public. We had an amazing, heartfelt tour from Wally, who gave us the history of Guido Nincheri's masterpiece and the congregation that commissioned it. Tours have stopped for the winter, but once they reopen for tours in... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Who knew that such a treasure.....frescos painted by Guido Nincheri in the 1940's on the ceilings and walls of French Canadian St Ann's Church existed right in my own back yard? You can take a tour on Sundays from 1-4 or make arrangements if you have a group. The guides are dedicated , knowledgable volunteers trying to keep this beautiful... More 

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Massachusetts
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

My friend found out about this place and we toured on Sunday. It is a former Roman Catholic church frescos are awesome and done over 8 years by an prolific Italian artist named Guido Nincheri in the 1940s (his work is also in Canada, Italy and NYC). It is the largest fresco collection in North America. The tour was about... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

What a superb collection of frescos. Breakfast event on Sunday 27th was extremely well supported. Interesting tour guide, most reasonable cost @ $10. I don't think food would normally be available.

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