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Block Island Historical Society

Old Town Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
+1 401-466-2481
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Cool little museum

I always stop by every year to buy honey and oohs and visit the museum. This is a work of love... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
sophie r
Boston/New York
New Find

I have been going to Block Island for years and have never been before this year. It was a nice... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
ashley c
Hampton Bays, New York
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  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
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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 28 July 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

Thank sophie r
Reviewed 28 July 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.

Thank ashley c
Reviewed 27 July 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...More

1  Thank huskiesfan2015
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 14 October 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

1  Thank Gebbson
Reviewed 2 September 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!

Thank carlsedon
Reviewed 18 July 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...More

2  Thank GTR1999
Reviewed 10 July 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...More

Thank Iris2Paris
Reviewed 2 July 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.

Thank BeeandD
Reviewed 13 June 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 ...

Thank tom m
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