Bristol, Rhode Island

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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Attractions in Bristol, Rhode Island

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
    101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
    401-253-2707, This property includes a forty-five-room mansion and thirty three acres of landscaped grounds and gardens; there are over two hundred fifty different kinds of trees and... more info  map

  • Bristol County Statehouse
    260 High Street, Bristol, RI 02809
    Located on the Edge of Town Common
    401-253-0015, This Federal-style stone building served as one of the five state houses that were used in rotation by the Rhode Island General Assembly; the first floor houses a school... more info  map

  • Linden Place
    500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
    Bristol Historic District
    401-253-0390, This Federal period mansion was built for General George DeWolf and has hosted four U.S. presidents, was home to the great actress Ethel Barrymore, and was featured in... more info  map

  • Mount Hope Farm
    250 Metacom Avenue (Route 136), Bristol, RI 02809
    401-254-1745, With over two 200 acres of fields, meadows, pastures, woodlands, ponds, streams and a medley of historic buildings, Mount Hope Farm, a landmark on the National Register... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Bristol Historical and Preservation Society
    48 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
    Former Bristol County Jail
    401-253-7223, This organization offers a library and a vast collection of artifacts from Bristol's three hundred year history, and the curious may call for information and hours. more info  map

  • Bristol Train of Artillery
    135 State Street, Bristol, RI 02809
    401-253-2928, This building houses a museum full of rare examples of military weapons, artifacts, shoulder arms, sabres, and other artifacts, as well as documents and other... more info  map

  • Coggeshall Farm Museum
    1 Colt Drive; P.O. Box 562, Bristol, RI 02809
    Adjacent to Colt State Park
    401-253-9062, This 48-acre living history museum depicts life on a late 17th century marsh farm. A variety of farm animals roam the grounds while cattle graze in the fields. One can... more info

  • Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
    300 Tower Street Off Route 136, Bristol, RI 02809
    401-253-8388, This museum houses artifacts from the native peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, exploring the great richness and diversity of cultures to be found... more info

  • Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup
    1 Burnside Street, Bristol, RI 02809
    Corner of Hope (Route 114) and Burnside Streets
    401-253-5000, The Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame is "dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative... more info  map

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