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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809-2902
+1 401-253-2707
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SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING

We stopped in after visiting the mansion. They were having a tea party there, so it kind of messed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harry76F
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Christmas Magic at Blithewold Mansion

We traveled to Blithewold Mansion for their wonderful Christmas experience. Every room is a gentle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
oceanlovers1
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Sturbridge
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Blithewold, named in Yankee Magazine's 2010 Best 5 Public Gardens in New England is located on Narragansett Bay, 25 minutes east of Providence and 60 minutes south of Boston. Blithewold, a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay, is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully developed and authentic examples of the Country Place era. The property features a 45-room mansion filled with family heirlooms framed by a series of lovely gardens that range in character from mysterious to exotic and from poetic to practical. An exceptional collection of rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, an accessible greenhouse, and whimsical stonework project a character that is romantic, fresh and inspiring - and unique to Blithewold. Come...and be inspired.
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101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809-2902
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in after visiting the mansion. They were having a tea party there, so it kind of messed up our tour. It was self guiding but without headphones. It was fixed all up for Christmas and looking very nice.

Thank Harry76F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Blithewold Mansion for their wonderful Christmas experience. Every room is a gentle delight, decorated with beauty and sensitivity and great whimsy. The theme of welcoming in the 1920's was perfectly carried out by each designer. The warm sense of the family that...More

Thank oceanlovers1
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was absolutely lovely. My daughter had a wonderful time. I thought it could have been a little more organized. The scavenger hunt was cute. Santa and the elves came. Santa was having a conversation with a worker when my daughter walked by. Def needs...More

Thank Charlene I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blithewold is deeply rooted in local history and has so much to see along with numerous tantalizing events throughout the year.

Thank Ethan401
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Stunning views with beautiful gardens & trees. Especially loved the giant sequoias! Loved the water views too!

1  Thank Kawags
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours here last weekend with my husband. We used the audio tour which was fantastic! It covered both the inside and the grounds and made it so much more interesting. It was really a beautiful place and the giant sequoia trees were...More

1  Thank Cttraveler66
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The audio tour provides a great way to see the wonderful house and grounds. Plan on spending at least two hours. The gardens are always changing through the seasons.

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Been here several times. Beautiful mansions and gardens still in bloom. They now have a auto tour included with admission. Wonderful history and vintage photographs. The staff of volunteers are wonderful. Very helpful. They have started a lunch at Blithewold. You order off a small...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Really enjoyed touring this lovely mansion in Bristol, RI. This estate has all of it's original furniture and a great history. Strolling through the gardens which take you down to the bayside is a treat.

Thank DebEM2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been going to Blithewold for many, many years. It floundered in the late 90's and was rescued by a band of neighbors working together to save this important landmark. Not only were they successful, but it has flourished under the watchful brilliant eye...More

Thank Stephanb1126
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Theresa H
24 December 2016|
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Response from Blithewold M | Property representative |
Hi there, About 45 minutes for the inside of the house and another 30-45 if you tour the grounds. Have fun!!
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nanastamm
7 July 2016|
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Response from Blithewold M | Property representative |
Hi Nannastam, We're so happy you're considering a visit to Blithewold. We've recently installed a permanent ramp and widened some of the doorways into the Mansion, to allow for easier access for folks with wheelchairs and... More
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CTBadger
21 August 2015|
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Response from AmandaRhodeIsland | Reviewed this property |
During visiting hours you must purchase a ticket the ticket includes the mansion and the gardens . When the mansion is closed the box is a honor system to view the gardens .
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