Daffodil Days Walking Tour of Mansion and Grounds
Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion is Rhode Island’s cannot-be-missed spring event! Take advantage of a guided tour of the Mansion, Gardens, and Grounds to get the full experience of this beautiful seaside estate. A trained docent will tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners, who built the estate to take advantage of the breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. The Mansion is furnished just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the Grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens affirm Blithewold’s prominence in horticulture.
Walk-ins are taken on a first-come first-serve basis.
Departures: All tours depart from the Visitors Center promptly at the time listed.
Accessibility: Blithewold has limited access for wheelchairs. Please call for information.
Rates for Guided Tour (Includes Admission to the Mansion, Gardens and Grounds for the day):
Family (2 adults, 2 youths): $44
Youths age 6 to 17: $8.00
Children 5 and under: Free
Click here to register.
Tuesday, March 31
- Sunday, May 17
Tuesday, April 14
- Friday, May 15
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
Wednesday, April 15
- Wednesday, October 07
Wednesday Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
Tuesday, April 28
- Tuesday, May 12
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Thursday, May 07
A Taste of Gilded Glamour: Afternoon tea, talk, and book signing with Bettie Pardee
Friday, May 08
Dahlia Days with Rick Peckham's Greenhouse, Little Compton, RI
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