- $18 for a Wednesday Walk-Around guided group holiday estate tour for two ($32 value)
Choose from the following dates:
- Wednesday, December 3
- Wednesday, December 10
- Wednesday, December 17
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m.
Deemed one of New England's Top Five Public Gardens by Yankee magazine, Blithewold invites guests to explore 33 acres of gardens alongside the Narragansett Bay. Amid this paradise, a 45-room Queen Anne–style mansion sits, filled with relics from the past—furniture, family heirlooms, and presumably, a box of Nomar Garciaparra rookie cards that hasn't been found yet. Here, the hospitality of the VanWickle-McKee-Lyon family shines as groups tour the floors, getting lost in history before reemerging into the world.
Outside, acre after acre of flowers and trees envelop the wanderers in an ever-changing landscape. Guests explore 50 specimens of trees, a rock and water garden, and a north garden that looks across the great lawn and into the bay.