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Block Island Historical Society

Old Town Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
+1 401-466-2481
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Interesting visit to Block Island Historical Society and Walking Tour

While visiting Block Island I wanted down to the Historical Society building and visited the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
williamt51678
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Austin, Texas
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Just checking things out....

The entire Society was not able to be seen. We were only able to visit 2 rooms. Perhaps you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hikesmiths
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LOCATION
Old Town Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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+1 401-466-2481
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Block Island I wanted down to the Historical Society building and visited the museum. It provides a good introduction to how and when Block Island was settled and by whom. I also took the walking tour of New Shoreham, and since I was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire Society was not able to be seen. We were only able to visit 2 rooms. Perhaps you should go later in the season to take advantage of the entire building?

Thank hikesmiths
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

My wife and I wanted to check out the B.S.H.S over the Columbus Day weekend. Unfortunately, it was closed yet, there was a woman there who let us in and check the place out. We didn't want to impose but she insisted, so we went...More

Thank nhtoaz
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I recommend devoting some of your vacation to visiting the historical society so that you can learn about the island and its history. Many interesting photos and maps. The young man in charge had been on the island all his life and was going back...More

Thank Bonnie D
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 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.

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Reviewed 13 July 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
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Reviewed 4 July 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 Dave B
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Reviewed 25 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
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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
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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

Thank CLLJJR
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