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.
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Thursday, November 06
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