Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, RI 02809
The grounds and gardens are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round with admission. The mansion is open to tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, mid April to Columbus Day and during the month of December. Call for a holiday schedule. The gift shop is open on the same schedule as the mansion.
Admission for the mansion and gardens: Adults $10, seniors, AAA $9 full time students $8, children 6-17 $2, free for children under 5 or members. Group tour packages are available. Check www.blithewold.org for a complete list of family friendly programs and exhibits.
over 4 years by Karen 5 / 5As far as I'm concerned this is one of the premier garden properties in the Northeast. Located directly on Narragansett Bay, the series of gardens, open spaces, scenic views, special seasonal displays, an ever-changing experimental garden, and interesting architecture make this a must-visit. Grounds' and buildings' upkeep is kept to a high standard, and the estate exudes an atmosphere of serenity and a special loveliness.
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