Create your own itinerary, and enjoy the freedom of a fully-independent tour. Visit five attractions in any order you want, with plenty of time to soak up the places that interest you most.
Step back in time at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, and get a glimpse of daily life in the elegant Gilded Age. Explore the 45-room mansion, then head out into the manicured garden for a picnic among the blooming roses and shade trees. Get your hands dirty at Coggeshall Farm Museum, where farmer-actors bring the past to life with rare-breed livestock, heirloom vegetables on a sprawling property of fields, woods and salt marsh.
See the ‘Great House’ of Bristol at Linden Place, and learn about the generations of locals that entertained socialites and presidents on Bristol’s historic waterfront. Go back to the land at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center, a destination for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Winding trails, guided programs, aquarium and natural history exhibits are fascinating to explore year-round. Learn about the golden days of sail at Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame, which celebrates excellence in nautical design, innovation, education and technology. One of the nation’s most important historic maritime destinations, this is heaven for sailors and aspiring yachties.