Incorporated May 25, 1949

"The purpose of the creation of the Cranston Historical Society in 1949 was for reviving and maintaining a lively interest in the history of Cranston; to collect, store and on occasion exhibit books, papers photographs and other incunabulam relative to early Cranston, to foster in the minds and hearts of Cranston residents and citizens an appreciation and respect for the founders of the city in which they live and work. To work toward the erection of a museum in which these objects of antiquity may be stored."


Charlie the Ghost's Party will be October 24th, 2014. Special guest will be Rory Raven, the Master of the Mind.

Tickets are only $15.00. Perhaps you will encounter the spirit of Rhode Island's Most Haunted Mansion.

Call for tickets and details.
All about our ghost, Charlie

In 2007 on Halloween night, a team of ghost hunters were broadcasting live from Sprague Mansion to a ghost hunting program in Great Britain. Our ghost is globally famous. Come to our party and he might introduce himself like the proper gentleman that he is.

Rich in History

Birthplace of two Rhode Island Governors and Industrial History

Sprague Mansion circa 1790+1864

Visit Governor Sprague Mansion Online

Sprague Mansion brochure

Create your own special memories at the Mansion

A unique & charming ambience will cast a warm glow over you & your guests all during your wedding ceremony & reception.

Sprague Mansion has been hosting weddings, receptions, showers, bridal parties, corporate meetings and gatherings for nearly 30 years.

Close to Warwick and Providence.

Sprague Mansion is handicapped accessible to the first floor.

To rent the mansion for your wedding reception, shower or party call 401-944-9226. Or to make an appointment for a guided tour call 401-944-9226.

Directions FROM 95N or 95S, take Exit 16 to Rt 10 Cranston; If heading north, bear left while on the exit; if traveling south, bear right while on the exit. Proceed north approx. 1/4 miles on Rt 10 and take the Cranston Street exit; Stay on your left on the exit, take a left at the light to Cranston Street. Take a left onto Cranston Street; go through 6 traffic lights. At the sixth light, take a sharp right staying on Cranston Street. The Sprague Mansion in on the corner of Dyer and Cranston Street. You can't miss it.

FROM 295N or 295S, take Exit 4 to Rt 14 Plainfield Pike; If heading north, bear right to the end of exit; if traveling south, bear left to the end of the exit;Go through three traffic lights; take a right onto Atwood Avenue; Continue through first traffic light, move into left lane as you approach the second traffic light; At the second traffic light, take a left onto Randall Street; At the next traffic light, take a left onto Cranston Street; The Sprague Mansion is on the left just after the next traffic light.


The Cranston Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and historic preservation organization. The Cranston Historical Society is categorized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and membership donations and other contributions are deductible for Federal income tax purposes to the extent permitted by law

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