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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Who We Are

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is a beautifully landscaped historic property situated on Bristol Harbor with sweeping views overlooking Narragansett Bay. A forty-five room mansion, trees, lawns, flowers, and the sea combine to produce an aesthetic experience that is exciting and refreshing. The magnificant gardens and grounds, located on 33 lush acres, can be enjoyed by visitors year round. The lovely English Country Manor style mansion is open for public enjoyment through self-guided tours Tuesday through Sunday, mid-April through mid-October and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. November 24 though December 31 for the Christmas Holiday season.

What We Do

It is the mission of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum to preserve and maintain the condition and character of the estate in accordance with professional standards; to foster education and the public enjoyment of its arboretum, grounds and buildings; to further the understanding of its cultural and historic heritage and to maintain a balance between site use and preservation.


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