Includes villages of Woonsocket Falls, Bernon, Jenckesville, Hamlet, Social, and Globe

Settled approximately 1661, Incorporated as a town in 1867 and as a city in 1888

  • The famous WWII Ghost Army was designed by Fred Patten and manufactured here by the U.S. Rubber Co. which burned down in 2011
  • Home to Mount St. Charles Academy, the Alma Mater of NHL greats such as Bryan Berard, Brian Boucher, and Mathieu Schneider to name a few
  • Birthplace of Baseball Hall of Famer, Napoleon Lajoie
  • Autumnfest is held every Columbus Day Weekend in WWII Veterans Memorial State Park
  • Corporate Headquarters of CVS Health
  • President Abraham Lincoln once spoke at Harris Institute Hall on March 8, 1860

Resource Links

Woonsocket Walking Tour

Woonsocket City Hall

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket Harris Public Library

Woonsocket Historical Society

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission

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