Blithewold is not to be missed at this time of year. In the gardens butterflies fill the air, flowers rejoice in the cool days giving us one final flourish of color just as autumn begins to paint the trees with it's own rich palette.
Enjoy afternoon tea served on Blithewold's elegant stone terrace and in the enclosed breakfast porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Tea will be served Wednesdays through Fridays at 1:30 and 3 p.m. seatings. The cost is $10 per person.
Children's Story Time will be held on Fridays at 11 a.m. -- this event is free and included in your admission fee.
The mansion will be open for Autumn Splendor Wednesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the grounds will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15
- Wednesday, June 19
Introduction to Watercolor
Thursday, May 23
Tree Mob at the Arnold Arboretum
Saturday, May 25
Behind the Scenes Tour
Marjorie’s dove tree turns 40
(May 16, '13)
It’s a lucky visitor whose gaze turns east along the path between the mansion and the Enclosed Garden, instead of west across the blooming North Garden and Great Lawn to Narragansett Bay. The western view is a compelling one to be sure and even I am caught up short by it every time I walk ...
The Costume Collection
(Jan 07, '13)
Many of you already know about the fabulous collection of gowns and accessories belonging to Bessie Van Wickle McKee that came home to Blithewold last year. Forty-one dresses with accessories, coats, and hats, had been given to the Colonial Dames … Continue reading