A short drive from Newport will land you in the quaint, patriotic town of Bristol 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.

COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority.  All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind and adhere to local guidelines. 

INSIDE THE MANSION

Each year, the historic estate transforms into a sparkling display of Christmas magic to celebrate the season. Volunteer decorators contrive a new theme each year that explores the interests of the Van Winkle family, the previous mansion owners, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Blithewold Christmas

 

 

ON THE GROUNDS 

Wander lit paths and custom light displays throughout the grounds for Night Lights—An Illuminating Experience on November 25 - January 1, 2023. Keep an eye out for handmade bamboo ornaments placed throughout the grounds, and don't forget to stop by RI Cruisin’ Cocktails for non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee and more.

Please note: The interior of the mansion will close during the Night Lights experience.

Blithewold Mansion Night Lights

 

THE SCHEDULE

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ADMISSION

  • Member (4 Person Car): $45
  • Member (2 Person Car): $25
  • Non-member (4 Person Car): $60
  • Non-member (2 Person Car): $30
  • Additional Tickets
    • Adult Member: $12
    • Adult Non-Member: $15
    • Child (ages 6-17): $5
*Children 5 years old and younger are free!
 
 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited
  • You'll be asked to select one of three time slots at check out

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