When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast! Rest assured, local restaurants, shops and businesses are doing everything they can to ensure the safety of all. This includes wearing mandatory face coverings, following guidelines put in place by health and government officials, and implementing stringent cleaning practices.

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain six feet of social distancing from others.



A short drive from Newport will land you in the quaint, patriotic town of Bristol (a red, white, and blue stripe literally runs down their historic Main Street) where you'll find Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum tucked away on 33-acres of meticulously maintained land. The estate overlooking Narragansett Bay was established in 1895 and has since offered a unique fusion of landscape architecture, horticulture and decorative arts. Today, Blithewold remains among the few late 19th and early 20th century New England estates to retain its authenticity down to the interior furnishings, family archives and artifacts.


The interior of the mansion, which typically is dressed in theme-specific holiday decor, remains closed this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, in its place is an outdoor illuminated experience to celebrate the season. Enjoy lit paths throughout the grounds alongside custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments, virtual-reality stations, and photo opportunities, all set among the estate's award winning gardens and landscape.

On Wednesday and Saturday nights, savor non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee and more provided by RI Cruisin’ Cocktails.




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  • Member Adults: Free
  • Member Children: Free
  • Non-member Adults: $10
  • Non-member Children: $5




  • Reservations are required.
  • You’ll need to present your ticket purchase email confirmation (printed or on your phone).
  • Everyone in your group must be wearing a face covering.
  • You’ll need to remain physically distanced from other visitors.






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