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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Discover Historic Blithewold Mansion & Gardens

Blithewold is a beautifully-preserved, 19th-century garden estate. Tour its manicured gardens along elegant stone walls and walkways, and tour the mansion to view original furnishings and period artwork.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809
Distance from Hotel: 1.4 miles


Hours for the Mansion: April 1 through October 15, 2023
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm
The Mansion will occasionally close early for special events.
Hours for the Gardens: April 1 through October 15, 2023
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Hours for The Shop at Blithewold:
April 1 through October 15, 2023
Monday- Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Blithewold is open on most Monday holidays.
Blithewold is closed on July 4, November 23, December 24, and December 25.
Administrative Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, excluding most holidays.


Self-guided tours include the mansion, gardens, and arboretum.
Adults: $18 per person
Children ages 6-17: $8
Military and students: $14
Children under 6: Free
Guided tours are available for an additional fee.
Tour fees do not include special events, such as afternoon tea or educational programming.


  • Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
  • Daffodil Days
  • Christmas at Blithewold
  • Camp Sequoia

Activities or Attractions

  • Exquisitely preserved historic mansion and gardens
  • Historic stone walls and walkways
  • Extensive collection of artifacts from the Arts and Crafts movement
  • Educational programming
  • Nature Drawing
  • Arboretum
  • Holiday-themed events year-round


  • Is Blithewold handicapped accessible?

    The historic Blithewold Mansion does not have an elevator. However, the first floor and most of the grounds are accessible, and audio tours of the mansion's upper floors are provided for guests with special needs. Handicapped parking and ADA-compliant restrooms are available.
  • How long is the guided tour?

    Tour times vary, but most guided tours last around 90 minutes.