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Block Island Historical Society

Old Town Rd., Block Island, RI
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Ranked #13 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

They have such amazing artifacts and so much information about the island that so many of us love!!!!

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