Woonsocket is Rhode Island’s sixth largest city and located in Providence County. The city is known for being one of the country’s largest textile manufacturing centers of the 19th century.
Woonsocket was originally formed from six mill villages in 1888 and many of the original mills still stand to this day. The heart of Woonsocket is its Main Street, which today is lined with many commercial buildings, as well as several mills dating back to the early 19th century.
Woonsocket is very proud of its rich history and culture, which is preserved within museums throughout the city. One of the most popular historical attractions is the Museum of Work and Culture which is managed by the Rhode Island Historical Society and run by volunteers. The museum itself is located in a 1915 textile mill which allows guests to explore and appreciate the local history.
Known as the Historic District, the North End of Woonsocket offers residential areas with homes dating back to the 19th century. Popular architectural styles in this area include Tudor Revival, Queen Anne Victorian and Colonial Revival. Most of the historical real estate in the city is in good condition and still preserve their historical charm. Woonsocket also has homes for sale in more contemporary styles such as Ranch and Colonial.