This post was written by Discover Newport intern Cassie OBryan

Across the Mount Hope Bridge is home of Bristol, R.I., a historically rich coastal town filled with cultural and historic sites. Bristol is one of the many hidden gems in Rhode Island, a town most commonly known for their annual Fourth of July Parade - which leaves year-round stripes of red, white, and blue along Hope Street. Bristol also offers boutique shopping, fine dining, and beautiful scenic sites of the Atlantic Ocean.

Explore Bristol has recently created the Bristol Explorer pass - a multi-attraction pass that allows visitors over the course of a week to visit five historic destinations for $35. These five attractions hold over three centuries of history collectively, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Coggeshall Farm Museum, the Herreshoff Marine Museum, and Linden Place.

The pass is currently available May through September and can be purchased on the Blithewold Mansion website

About Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboreum:

Built in 1895, this 45-room English-style estate sits on 33 acres of land and is the original home to the Van Wickle family. This property houses historic heirlooms, crafted stonework, and is surrounded by unique gardens and arboretum that overlook the Narragansett Bay. Blithewold's mission is to preserve New England's finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.

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