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Block Island Historical Society

Address: Old Town Rd., Block Island, RI
Phone Number: 401/466-2481
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Ranked #21 of 37 things to do in Block Island
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Patchogue, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Every place has a history. This small museum is a good cool or rainy day take. Believe open during peak season and some weekends. Worth seeing ...

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Rhode Island
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Block Island Historical society should be on every visitors list. This little museum has so much information on island history. From the Indians who originally inhabited the island to a full geneology of the white settlers. There are lots of photos and postcards and articles from the 1800's when the island had it's first tourist boom and so many... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Block Island has a great deal of history, and the historical society is a good place to learn more. There are hundreds of photos of old Block Island, the buildings, and the people. The building is not air conditioned - and can be hot on a warm day. And the collection is quite cluttered. But still - stop in and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I certainly enjoyed the museum tour that added unique insight to the Block Island history. They even gave me some free post cards! It is close to shops and places to dine.

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St. George, Utah
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

ahave seen better should have more displays and history kinda boring for me. Hmmm they say I need 50 characters to finish this but can think of anymore to say

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