Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
101 Ferry Road., Rte.114
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
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Former summer home of Pennsylvania coal magnate, Augustus Van Wickle, this charming forty-five room, turn-of-the-century mansion and thirty-three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens overlook Narragansett Bay and historic Bristol harbor. One of the first and most innovative arboreta in America, it features more than 50,000 flowering spring bulbs, a 100-foot Giant Sequoia, a bamboo grove, and numerous gardens, including a rock garden, a rose garden and a water garden. Signs throughout detail the estate's history.
Services / Features / Restrictions: Admission Charged, Picnic Area, Attraction, Educational, Cultural, Mansion, Museum, National Register, No Pets, Comp Policy, Motorcoach Parking, Bristol County, Bird Watching Trail, Shopping, Novelty Gift Shop
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