Introduction to Central Falls, Rhode Island
Central Falls, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 1 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 36 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is located in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. Central Falls has a population of 18,928.
Central Falls History
The first white inhabitants came to this area sometime during the mid 19th century. Before that, the area was dense woodland inhabited by Native American people such as the Nipmuc, Narragansett, and Wampanoag Indians. The area saw industrial growth after early settlers discovered the power of the Blackstone River. The community became one of the largest manufacturers of firearms in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. In February 1895, Central Falls was incorporated as a city.
Central Falls and nearby Attractions
- Pierce Park and Riverwalk
- Haines Memorial State Park
- Roger Williams National Memorial
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Providence Children's Museum
- Chemawa Golf Course
Things To Do In Central Falls
Lincoln woods State Park, which is nearby, provides excellent recreational opportunities including its freshwater beach, where people enjoy swimming and fishing, an outdoor ice rink, and trails. There are many ponds in and around the city which serve as popular recreational spots. Those interested in art should visit the Museum of Art and Rhode Island School of Art, which has 85,000 artworks tracing the history of art.
Central Falls Transportation
Logan International Airport is less than one hour by car.
Central Falls Higher Education
Brown University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, and Johnson & Wales University are nearby.