7. Block Island Historical Society

Located at an intersection in Old Harbor, the Block Island Historical Society is located in the former Woonsocket House, a hotel built around 1871 on the homestead of the Rose family. The red mansard roof tops a white wooden structure with a front porch. The building is part of the Old Harbor Historic District.

The historical society is open by appointment in the off season and daily from 11am to 4pm starting in June. Exhibitions tell the story of not only the colonial settlers of Block Island but also the original Manisses Indians.