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Block Island Historical Society

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Old Town Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
+1 401-466-2481
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This is a great little museum

This is a great little museum with lots of artifacts and stories of the island's history. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Perfect for a Rainy Day - or Anytime!

Love this little gem, housed in an old home. It's easy to take it all in - learn about Bi and its... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
Nancy N
Hudson, New Hampshire
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Old Town Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
+1 401-466-2481

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great little museum with lots of artifacts and stories of the island's history. I recommend a visit for at least an hour or so.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Love this little gem, housed in an old home. It's easy to take it all in - learn about Bi and its history. Interesting for the kids too. Helpful staff. Perfect for a rainy day or anytime.

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed July 4, 2017

For information about the History of the Island, and for all the little sites and attractions that one will find while exploring the island. If the Block Island Historical Society doesn't have the information, no one will. Attached are a couple of attraction sites that...More

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

While visiting BI in late September we were on the island for 2 additional days as the ferry wasn't running due to rough seas. As a courtesy to visitors the staff at the museum opened up on Thursday & Friday afternoons on days it would...More

Thank pvs28holly
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We spent several hours at the Historical Society on our recent first trip to Block Island....and we wanted to spend More! The organization & staff is fantastic, with wonderful attention to all visitors questions and interests. The video about the moving of the Lighthouse was...More

Thank CaraNYC2014
Reviewed August 28, 2016

This collection of antiques from BI This collection of antiques have items I have never seen before in tours of many historic museums, such as a metal skirt hoop and a commercial stove to heat flat irons. "Block Islanders never throw out anything." In several...More

Reviewed August 14, 2016

We hit a rainy day on Block. We found lots to do anyway. The Historical Society is wonderful. The young man greeted us upon entrance and was very nice & helpful! The Director took time after hours to speak with us about items in the...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Spent over an hour wandering through the exhibits memorializing Block Island's past. Fascinating displays, and lots of model ships and other nautical memorabilia

Thank ladysailor715
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Small, small place. Exhibit very limited. I thought there'd be someone to explain things. You walk in and young guy looks like he's bored out of his skull. You go in see exhibit in small room. It's all hodge podge. Too bad probably could be...More

1  Thank travelagogo2016
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Fabulous place to spend a morning before heading to the beach, o a cloudy/rainy day. The museum is amazing with tons of artifacts and history galore!

Thank Blockstar2014
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