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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809-2902
+1 401-253-2707
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Lovely mansion on the water and even lovelier gardens!

While the mansion is quite lovely, the gardens this time of year are even lovelier set in an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo-Ann M
Winchester, Massachusetts

Did a self tour with a tablet which cost an extra $6 however I thought it was worth the additional... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Augusta, Maine
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809-2902
+1 401-253-2707
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Reviews (246)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the mansion is quite lovely, the gardens this time of year are even lovelier set in an arboretum. 12 Fairy Houses using plant materials were set in the gardens, each more creative than the previous. The color scheme of the bulbs and flowering plants...More

Thank Jo-Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a self tour with a tablet which cost an extra $6 however I thought it was worth the additional information one can listen to. The gardens are beautiful and the Mansion has lots of history.

Thank Zipride
Blithewold M, Public Relations Manager at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, responded to this review

Thanks! The tablets are new. So glad you liked it! Tree

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for an event today and were so glad we did. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing. The trees and flowers have signs that let you know what species they are. In some cases there is a history of the item. After visiting the...More

Thank ffdjp78
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went on a weekday near the beginning of the season. The flowers hadn't bloomed yet so we'll go back, since they are likely to be spectacular. The tour was a lot of fun. Our tour guide, Suzanne, was a lot of fun. She was...More

2  Thank AresAvatar
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Mansion and Views are Beautiful. Trail Paths you can follow through the grounds and beautiful trees (some very old). Take a walk down by the water .. again beautiful views.

Thank mersee
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It is worth the fee to go have the tour of the house, It is awesome to see and know they had a salt water bath tub hooked up to the sea water, the tour guide gave you a great tour and info on the...More

1  Thank paula c
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We came on a gray Saturday afternoon in late Feb and had the grounds entirely to ourselves. There is so much to see and explore even when the gardens aren't in bloom. The kids loved the waterfront (there is a little "beach" covered with limpet...More

1  Thank sadalit
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Gorgeous Manson and grounds. Enjoy a walk on the grounds, a tour of the mansion and if you can go during a holiday season, such as Christmas or Easter then the house will be decorated. Fantastic daffodil days in April. A must see!

Thank Janehowlett
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a very relaxing afternoon walking through these beautiful manicured garden, animals and a variety of vegetable sculpture s awaited us at every turn. We will return!

Thank Giacomo S
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a jewel! Lovely Oceanside setting. The home is lovely, with many beautiful antiques. The kitchen is from a time of elegance with displays of wonderful China. The grounds of the estate with its beautiful flowers, bamboo, and stunning sequoia tree. Many weddings...More

Thank Helena S
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Theresa H
How long does the mansion tour take?
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!!
Are you handicapped accessible and do you rent scooters?
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
Do you need to okay admission just to see the gardens?
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 .