Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road, 401-253-2707. Originally the summer home of Pennsylvania coal baron, Augustus Van Wickle, the property includes a 45-room English manor style mansion and 33 acres of landscaped grounds. Blithewold is a true Arboretum consisting of over 300 different tree species and more than 2,500 herbaceous plants, including a 30 foot tall stand of bamboo. Blithewold is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of New England's best-preserved estates.
100 year old sequoia
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.