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Block Island Historical Society

Old Town Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
+1 401-466-2481
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While visiting BI in late September we were on the island for 2 additional days as the ferry wasn't... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
New Jersey
via mobile
An Amazing, Informative & Fascinating Historical Organization

We spent several hours at the Historical Society on our recent first trip to Block Island....and we... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
New York City, New York
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  • Average12%
  • Poor16%
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“rainy day” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
“artifacts” (3 reviews)
Old Town Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
+1 401-466-2481

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Reviewed 24 October 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 31 August 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 28 August 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 14 August 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 12 August 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 10 July 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 27 June 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
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We try to go to the Historical Society every visit to the Island. They change their displays often, so it's always new and exciting. Went I was doing research for a book they were very helpful.

Thank Dolores P
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Stopped by with my boyfriend and the place was closed. Eventhough we were there during the posted open hours, Don't get it!

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 28 July 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!

Thank rocknrollgranny
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