Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
An authentic example of the American Country Place era, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum features a large home and landscaped gardens. Tour the 45 rooms of the mansion filled with authentic furniture. Outside you will see more than 300 species of plants, both native and exotic. The estate features magnolia, katsure, oak, beech, and sequoia trees. Walk among the roses and orchids, divided by little stone walls and rocky roads. The site also offers a greenhouse, a tennis court, and a golf course. By using our Bristol vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum and other attractions in Bristol.
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  • So glad the the daughter was able to understand the value of saving this wonderful estate for future generations to appreciate. The gardens and unusual trees were really special. 
  • This place takes you back in time. It's a waterfront mansion with impeccable views and gardens overlooking beautiful Bristol Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Wintertime it's beautiful here too! 
  • A lovely venue to relax & spend some time in a late 1800s & early 1900s summer residence. The home, belonging to the wealthy Van Winkle family, is furnished with the original furniture & family photos...  read more »
  • Went to the first music event last night , excellent music ,{ Little Compton Band} beautiful grounds . What a lovely way to send a Wednesday evening. Looking forward to the summer Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM
  • Nice mansion and beautiful gardens to spend a couple of hours. Guide said that the decorations are very good during Christmas
  • Our entire family visited both during the summer for a concert, and during Sparkle. What a beautiful place with lovely, helpful people. The Christmas trees in every room, the welcoming atmosphere. A really magical night during the holiday season. Don't miss it!
  • Nice gardens a little too pricey, it was very nice to see one. I doubt we return for a second visit. It is not that big, so you can see it all fairly fast. Good green houses nice to see sequoias on the east coast. Overall we enjoyed it, but felt it to be a little small. The cliff walk had a lot of daffodils, so we enjoyed that a bit more.
  • The grounds are superb. Fun family activities.
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