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Address: Old Town Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Phone Number: 401/466-2481
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They archeological history as well as history of the settlers

Interesting to see the history of the area as much as they are able to present. It is obviosly a work in progress, but well worth the visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Hartsel, Colorado

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Hartsel, Colorado
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Interesting to see the history of the area as much as they are able to present. It is obviosly a work in progress, but well worth the visit!

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Boston/New York
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I always stop by every year to buy honey and oohs and visit the museum. This is a work of love, which deserves our support, BI has lots of really great history and stories, don't miss the Museum

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Hampton Bays, New York
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I have been going to Block Island for years and have never been before this year. It was a nice place to break up the day from going to the beach and shopping. I would suggest for any history lover.

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Milford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

2 floors of artifacts detailing Block Island's history: Native American life before white settlers came, life while sailing on the high seas in past centuries, early settler life plus rooms devoted to native flora and fauna all tied together with a strong thread of islander conservation efforts. The exhibits contained a lot of items all of which were HUGELY interesting.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's a great destination to keep in mind for a rainy day, but if you.dont have rain, go one day anyway. Drop by early in the week and see what the hours are during your stay. It's just a 4 dollar admission, pretty cheap as things go on the island. Learn a little about your surroundings, and appreciate where you... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They lured us there by having an Arts & Crafts fair with artists charging an arm & a leg for typical touristy "art", then wanted to charge people $6.00 admission

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Northville, New York
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

everyone should visit this thoroughly refreshing time capsule. it will add much to your appreciation of the island and keep you coming back for more!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum, they have a full history of events on the island. They have a lot of old pictures of the island and they young lady working that day was very pleasant and refreshing to speak with. Rainy day or sunny is a good time to visit for an hour or so. The day I visited there... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Moldy smell and unattended. Really wanted to get a feel for the island history but couldn't breath. We wandered around for a few minutes and as we were leaving someone approached us for an admission fee. Love supporting American historical museums but this place needs some refreshing.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Some amazing artifacts and a friendly helpful staff. Its a special treat to learn more about the island's history and the staff is excited to share the stories of the past.

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