Sightseeing in Portsmouth

$15 for Golden to Gilded or Discover Colonial Newport Tour for Two from Newport History Tours ($15 Value)

Newport History Tours

Newport

$30 $15

Walking tours explore the history of colonial Newport and Newport during the Golden Age

$48 for a Two-Hour Seal and Lighthouse Tour for Two at Jamestown Newport Ferry ($80 Value)

Jamestown Newport Ferry

Jamestown

$80 $48

Ferry takes sightseers on a scenic tour of Jamestown's four area lighthouses—including one tour on land— while scouring the area for seals

Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to Half Off)

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

Haunted House Admission for Two or Four on October 3-4 or October 10-12 to Fear Town (50% Off)

Fear Town

Seekonk

$28 $14

Zombies, ghouls, and other nightmarish beings terrify visitors on an outdoor trail that winds through rundown buildings in the woods

$42 for a Round-Trip Ferry Ride to Martha's Vineyard from Seastreak ($70 Value)

Seastreak

New Bedford

$70 $42

An hour-long ferry ride takes passengers to Martha's Vineyard

General Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 10 to The New Bedford Museum of Glass (Up to 60% Off)

The New Bedford Museum of Glass

New Bedford

$10 $5

Permanent collections and rotating exhibits showcase around 7,000 pieces of glass art spanning more than 3,000 years of worldwide history

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Providence

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

John Brown House Museum Visit for Two or Four from Rhode Island Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Rhode Island Historical Society

John Brown House Museum

$20 $11

Museum examines early US social and cultural history in the 18th-century home of John Brown, an important figure in early America

Admission for Two to Ghoulie Manor (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Ghoulie Manor

Silver City Galleria Mall

$38 $19

Wander through the haunted manor's creepy rooms, including a bedroom filled with dead-eyed dolls, an abandoned library, and a family crypt

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

$16 $10

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

Fuller Craft Museum Visit for Two, Guided Tour for Four, or Annual Membership for One (Up to 50% Off)

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

$16 $10

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Rotating, eclectic exhibits of drawing, sculpture, and other art and functional craft forms; membership with workshop discounts

$12 to Visit Heritage Museums & Gardens ($18 Value)

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Sandwich

$18 $12

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One hundred acres of surprises, including beautiful gardens, a working 1908 carousel, vintage cars and a children's outdoor discovery area

Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (38% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Mashpee

$16 $10

More than 20 interactive exhibits include a tree house, music room, and pirate ship

Flight-Simulator Experience or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Up to Three at Blue Hill Helicopters (Up to 47% Off)

Blue Hill Helicopters

Norwood

$150 $79

Flight simulator with virtual cityscape and realistic controls; tour takes guests over sights such as Fenway Park and Charles River

$37 for One-Year Membership for Two Children to Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum ($75 Value)

Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum

Cohasset

$75 $37

Kids ages 1 to 6 explore educationally-themed playsets and touchable exhibits

Perseid Meteor Shower or Explore the Stars Boat Cruise for Two or Four from Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 65% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Plymouth

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

Fast-Ferry Round Trip for One or Two Adults from Provincetown Fast Ferry (Up to 41% Off)

Provincetown Fast Ferry

Plymouth

$48 $29

Ferry brings travelers across the bay from Plymouth to Provincetown during trips that take just more than an hour

$48 for a Whale-Watching Tour for Two from Capt. John Boats (Up to $94 Value)

Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours

Plymouth

$94 $48

A 3–4-hour boat tour takes visitors through Cape Cod Bay to see wildlife such as humpback whales, minke whales, dolphins, & razor bills

Paranormal Investigation Tour for Two or Four from The Plymouth Night Tour (Up to 54% Off)

The Plymouth Night Tour

Plymouth

$24 $12

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Tour haunted and historical sites across Plymouth while outfitted with professional paranormal investigation equipment

Museum Visit and Walking Tour for Two or Four at The Jenney Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Jenney Museum

Plymouth

$36 $18

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Local historian and guide leads walking tour that includes views of Plymouth Rock and the historical town square

Plymouth Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Colonial Lantern Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Colonial Lantern Tours

John Carver Inn

$24 $12

Uncover the secret macabre history of Plymouth during a 90-minute guided nighttime tour

In-Depth Tour for Two or Four at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (50% Off)

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Milton

$16 $8

Tour the weather observatory, the home of the oldest climate record in the country, and see historical weather instruments still used today

Cape Cod Maritime Museum Visit for Two, Four, Six, or 10 (Up to 54% Off)

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Barnstable Town

$10 $5

Museum honors seafaring history with colonial-era artifacts, historical exhibits, and a 28-foot boat for kids to climb on

Two or Four Shoreline Excursion Tickets to Board a Vintage Train on the Cape Cod Central Railroad (Up to 39% Off)

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Hyannis Depot

$40 $25

Hop aboard a vintage train to take in views of woodlands, bogs, and the Cape Cod Canal outside the gently rocking cars

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From its unobstructed perch directly on the bay, the Herreshoff Marine Museum showcases a vast sampling of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company’s historic fleet of power and sailing yachts. Herreshoff helped usher in the early 20th-century's golden age of yachting, building eight consecutive America’s Cup winners before constructing the first torpedo boats for the U.S. Navy, which until that point had relied on splashing the enemy’s vessels whenever the lifeguard wasn’t looking. A family membership grants two adults and up to four children free year-round access to 60 classic yachts, plus steam engines, fittings, photographs, and memorabilia. Members also get to wander the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, which honors the inductees of yachting’s premier competition.

1 Burnside St
Bristol,
RI
US

Named as one of New England’s top five public gardens in Yankee magazine, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum spans 33 acres of lawns, gardens, trees, and historic stone structures. Through October 3, Blithewold is celebrating the seasonal color scheme with Autumn Splendor, a festival that includes access to colorful grounds (daily) and the more than a century-old mansion (Wednesday–Sunday), plus free children’s story time for children to read encyclopedia entries to each other (Friday at 11 a.m.).

101 Ferry Rd
Bristol,
RI
US

A living-history farm dating to 1799, Coggeshall Farm Museum brings Bristol’s agrarian past into the present by providing a faithful depiction of farm life during the period between the Revolutionary War and the Industrial Revolution. Staffed by trained actors in period dress, the museum provides rare insight into the lives of traditional coastal tenant farmers as workers demonstrate everyday chores of yesteryear such as tilling the land or applying wax to the land's moustache. Hands-on activities and workshops encourage patrons to get a feel for farm work and include lessons in Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking. The farm's historic structures are meticulously maintained via period-accurate restorations, allowing them to keep proud watch over the expansive grounds where heirloom plants and native animals thrive amid 48 acres of woodland, fields, and salt marsh.Farm activities are open to the public on Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1 Colt Dr
Bristol,
RI
US

No one knows exactly where he came from—perhaps a sailor taking shore leave, or maybe a wayfarer exploring the colonies—but locals think they know what he's waiting for. In the 1720s, two travelers checked into The White Horse Tavern—still functioning today since 1673. One murdered the other, fleeing into the night, never to be heard from again. Ever since, visitors have seen the ghost of the slain traveler, saying that he appears to be waiting the day for his companion returns and he may take his revenge.

This is just one of the tales shared by the guides of Ghost Tours of Newport. Cloaked in flowing black dresses, billowy capes, and top hats, they lead each tour by lantern light through Newport's historic colonial district, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States with buildings dating back to the late 1600s. Leading guests down easily overlooked alleyways still defaced by H.P. Lovecraft's tagging phase, the guides arrive at haunted locations, such as a wrought-iron-gated colonial cemetery neighboring a church constructed in 1726. The stories behind some sightings and locations even intersect with historical figures, such as George Washington and Lizzy Borden. Guides encourage picture taking and receive submissions each week of possible spectral figures caught during a tour, which they post to Ghost Tours of Newport's Facebook albums. These images range from the impression of faces in windows to orbs, believed to represent a spirit with a fondness for bowling.

25 America's Cup Ave
Newport,
RI
US

Save The Bay has held to its mission since its founding in 1970: to protect, restore, and improve the Narragansett Bay region and its coastal waters through environmental action and stewardship. Save The Bay also defends the right of the public to use the Bay, encouraging visitors to act as responsible stewards of the Bay's bounty for future generations.

Today, Save The Bay's staff and volunteers continue their work from their Bay Center that serves as the heart of operations. Its stormwater-management system contains a vegetated roof, a coastal-buffer zone, swales, and basins that can absorb and filter rainwater. Made from recycled steel and metal, the center's interior hosts an array of educational programs for adults and kids. Save The Bay also maintains an Exploration Center and Aquarium, camps, and marine-life tours aboard its 45-foot US Coast Guard?certified vessel Alletta Morris, the 27-foot vessel Swift, or the 46-foot Elizabeth Morris.

142 Long Wharf
Newport,
Rhode Island
US

Since 2007, the team behind Historic Tours of Newport has carefully consulted literature and publications documenting Newport’s heritage in its effort to chart engaging and enlightening van tours that propel passengers through more than 365 years of history. Expert guides dispense factoids about Newport’s social, religious, and architectural past on 60- to 90-minute Ten Mile Ocean Drive tours, which whisk visitors past a plentitude of sites including Bellevue Avenue’s 17th-century buildings and mansions, Chateau-sur-Mer’s dainty gardens, and the tree stump where town loon Humphreys McCaw declared himself king. Guests eager to peek inside one of myriad mansions detailed on the tour can opt for a Majestic Mansion tour, which permits escorted entry into one of six elegant manors during Ten Mile Ocean Drive excursions. Patrons purchasing private tours can additionally elect the two-hour Newport Now tour, which explores the city’s contemporary shopping malls, farmers' markets, and secret Redcoat-revivalist meeting places or custom design a tour around whatever sites and they yearn to behold.

23 America's Cup Avenue
Newport,
RI
US