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1661 Farm and Gardens

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1 Spring Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
+1 401-466-2063
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Enjoyable visit to the 1661 Farm

The 1661 Farm is owned by the same lovely family that owns the 1661 Hotel and Restaurant across the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
williamt51678
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Austin, Texas
via mobile
Delightful and heartwarming

An unexpected diversion, all the more charming because it's the legacy of one man who loved animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChezAmber
,
Newtown, Connecticut
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“exotic animals” (11 reviews)
“animal lovers” (5 reviews)
“yarn shop” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
1 Spring Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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+1 401-466-2063
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"exotic animals"
in 11 reviews
"animal lovers"
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"yarn shop"
in 2 reviews
"bronx zoo"
in 2 reviews
"block island"
in 26 reviews
"nice facilities"
in 2 reviews
"alpaca wool"
in 2 reviews
"rabbit"
in 2 reviews
"fiber arts"
in 2 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 3 reviews
"right next door"
in 2 reviews
"fun stop"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
in 3 reviews
"quick stop"
in 2 reviews
"short walk from the ferry"
in 2 reviews
"north light"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The 1661 Farm is owned by the same lovely family that owns the 1661 Hotel and Restaurant across the street. The animals were gathered by the patriarch of the family over a period of years. We had a guided tour of the farm, and got...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An unexpected diversion, all the more charming because it's the legacy of one man who loved animals and wanted to share that love.

Thank ChezAmber
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 1661 Farm and Gardens (formerly known as Abrams Animal Farm) is an exotic animal farm. It is one of two licensed zoos in the state of RI. They have all sorts of unusual animals such as a zeedonk (half zebra, half donkey), camels, kangaroos,...More

1  Thank Businessadvisor
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great low key place to watch, pet, and feed a variety of animals typically not found on an island in the Atlantic. Great place for kids and families to learn about the care and keeping of these beautiful creatures. The animals are very well behaved,...More

Thank Adrienne W
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

A beautiful little farm with an assortment of animals you would not expect to see on an island off the New England coast. Such a treat to visit and see the workings of a family farm.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

What a surprise to see such a gathering of animals with many walking about with the visitors! The staff and those who worked at the yarn shop/little factory were outstanding!

Thank Q745LUmaryf
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

They have a Kangaroo! Enough said? Exotic animals come together on this small farm for locals and visitors to enjoy for Free. The farm's owners are wonderful and are real contributors to the community. After spending some time on the beaches make sure to swing...More

Thank TaniaLyn
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Who would expect a kangaroo on an island off the coast of Rhode Island. The farm is a small family operation rather than the Bronx Zoo, so there are no bells and whistles. But, like much of Block Island, there is an element of simplicity...More

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We were staying at the 1661 Inn so of course we had to walk across the street to see the animals. They have a large variety there, worth the walk over.

Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This was right next door to out hotel so we stopped by and then into North Light Fibers.The alpacas were out roaming as we headed to the shop. The other animals were all napping it seems - not one was moving around. I would go...More

Thank agb427
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amccooljc
18 June 2016|
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Response from mal016 | Reviewed this property |
This is a free attraction! They put out some feed and a donation box with a trust system in place.
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