Wednesday Walk Around, A Guided Tour of Blithewold

WHEN: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 1:30PM - 3:30PM
WHERE: Blithewold Mansion

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/Mckee Family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings and elegant holiday scenes. The guided tour continues outdoors with a short walk to Blithewold's newly expanded Greenhouse Complex that will be all decked out for the holidays too!

Wednesday Walk-Arounds are $5 per person in addition to regular admission.

To register, click here.

 


    From Our Blog

  • A Letter from Ario Pardee to His Two Young Sons at Boarding School, March 1851 (Feb 01, '16)
    A Letter of Guidance When Ario Pardee married his second wife, Anna Maria Robison in 1848, his domestic life became painfully stressful. His two sons from his first wife, Ario Jr. and Calvin, resented their new stepmother and began to misbehave so badly that Ario decided to send them to boarding school. Aged only 9 […]
  • Blithewold Birds: The Familiar Faces of Year-round Residents (Nov 06, '15)
    Blithewold’s grounds are known for its spectacular plant specimens of many different shapes, colors, and varieties. Predictably, as flora and fauna often come hand and hand, Blithewold is home to hundreds of birds during all seasons in the East Bay. The days have begun to shorten and the temperatures are dipping. By now, Blithewold has […]
  • The Pardees (Oct 27, '15)
    The name Pardee is derived from the French oath par Dieu which was Anglicised to Parde, Pardy, Pardie, and ultimately to Pardieu and Pardee. Around 1530 these families were living in the Normandy region of France. Religious persecution drove the families across the Channel to the south of England, and in the 1580s John Pardee […]
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