Guided tours, Special off site tours, & Group tours are available!
Rates are available for schools, scouts and other community organizations. The Gallery Room, tent and grounds are also available to rent for private events.
Phone: (401) – 466 – 2481 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: PO Box 79, 18 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI 02807.
Please Help Preserve Block Island History
If you only donate to charity once in awhile, think about us next time!
Checks payable to: Block Island Historical Society
ABOUT THE BLOCK ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Block Island Historical Society Museum, Gallery & Shop are all located at the 4-way intersection in Old Harbor at 18 Old Town Road/Bridgegate Square across from the bank and Bagel Shop.
The white three-story building with cupola and red mansard roof is the headquarters for the Society. The building is listed as part of the National Register Old Harbor Historic District. The museum building originally known as the Woonsocket House ca. 1871,( a hotel & annex with rooms that were rented to summer visitors up until the 1970′s ) was purchased by the Society in 1945. It was the original homestead of Gideon Rose and later rebuilt as a boarding house by A.J. Rose and family.
LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF BLOCK ISLAND
The museum has a unique collection of small framed sketches by the artist Reynolds Beal depicting the island’s fishing industry.
Send us a message if you’re interested in a tour, have questions about Block Island History, or have artifacts you think we would be interested in!