Warwick, NY (WHS): Four PokeStops in Pokémon Go are owned by the Warwick Historical Society. The four properties are The A.W. Buckbee Center, The Old School Baptist Meeting House, The 1810 House, and Lewis Park. These buildings will have flyers on them indicating that they are PokeStops. Within the game the user walks around using their phone to find Pokémon in real life. The game uses the phones GPS and camera to create a virtual reality in which these Pokémon will appear right in front of your eyes.

The game uses items known as poke balls that are used to catch the Pokémon, and eggs that can hatch different kind of Pokémon. There are two ways to get poke balls and eggs in the game. One way is by buying them by using poke coins which can be purchased using real money. Poke coins are a way to purchase any and all items in the game. The game doesn’t force you to buy these essential items though.

PokeStops, are alternative ways to obtain these necessary items. PokeStops are places in the real world were a player can obtain Poke balls, eggs and experience points. These PokeStops can be found all over Warwick, and their real life counterparts can be anything from a historical site to a work of street art. You don’t have to go inside the real life buildings that some of these Pokestops represent to get these items, instead all you have to do is be within a certain distance from it, click on the PokeStop and spin the picture of the real life place.

The Warwick Historical Society is proud to be a part of the World Wide phenomenon known as Pokémon, and hopes that when you go to one of these PokeStops that you take some time to learn about the historical site you’re visiting.

Founded in 1906, the Warwick Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve and celebrate the vibrant history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and engage our communities through a variety of programs aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of our unique historic heritage.

For more information, and to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, please call 845.986.3236, ext 106 or visit www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org.