Walking Tour of House and Grounds
New! Blithewold is now offering monthly guided tours of the Mansion, Gardens and Grounds. Join our Curator, Margaret Whitehead and other experienced guides as you explore Blithewold on a guided walking tour, featuring various topics and subjects which vary from month to month.
Saturday, April 27 – Walking Tour of the House and Grounds: This tour is FULL
Saturday, May 25 – Behind the Scenes with Curator Margaret Whitehead
Saturday, June 29 – Walking Tour of the House and Grounds
Saturday, July 27– Highlights of the Collection with Curator Margaret Whitehead
Saturday, August 31 – Walking Tour of the House and Grounds
Saturday, Sept. 28 – Before & After Preservation Projects with Curator Margaret Whitehead To Register
Registration in advance is preferred.
Walk-ins are taken on a first come first serve basis.
Tour Capacity: Although some tours have limited capacity, we can sometimes accommodate large groups by providing another program in succession on the same day.
Departures: All tours depart from the VisitorsCenter promptly at the time listed.
Accessibility: Blithewold has limited access for wheelchairs. Call for information.
Payment: Payment may be made by check, cash, Visa, or MasterCard, online, over the phone, or in the VisitorsCenter.
Rates for Guided Specialty Tours (Includes Admission to the Mansion, Gardens and Grounds for the day):
Family (2 adults, 2 youths): $40
Youth age 6 to 17: $5.00
Children 5 and under: Free
Tuesday, April 05
- Friday, May 13
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
Wednesday, April 06
- Wednesday, October 05
Friday, April 15
- Friday, May 06
Daffodils at Dusk
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, May 28
Exploring the Spring Garden
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, October 08
Wednesday, May 04
- Wednesday, June 08
Watercolor Painting at Blithewold with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer
A Boy’s Trip to Europe, 1869
(Apr 27, '16)
In 1869, 16-year-old Israel Pardee left his home in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, for a one-year educational journey through Europe, accompanied by his younger sister Anne. Israel (known in the family as Izzie) was Bessie McKee’s older brother and became Marjorie Van Wickle’s favorite Uncle. Izzie and Anne had joined the family of their father’s friend, Dr. […]
(Apr 22, '16)
Daffodil Days here at Blithewold are in full swing. The soft, sweet fragrance of the flowers wafts toward me whenever I walk near the Bosquet. It’s positively enticing! I could wax poetic about each daffodil variety we have here, but I thought it would be better to let them speak for themselves. So, in lieu […]
(Apr 15, '16)
This post is written by Gail Read, the Gardens Manager here at Blithewold. She has been here at Blithewold for over 25 years and is a fountain of knowledge about the plants and the property. Daffodils lift our spirits when they bloom each year. They signal the end of our weary winter and the […]