Attractions & Tours

Experience the lifestyle of a 1750 Rhode Islander, visit the mansion of a slave trader, see where America's Cup Race yachts were designed and built, wander a 400 acre historic saltwater farm, an oceanfront wildlife refuge, or one of Yankee Magazine's Best 5 Public Gardens in New England. Bristol beckons with authentic experiences to captivate your imagination. Self guided and guided tours allow you to walk in the footsteps of the men and women who shaped Bristol's past, present, and future.

Bristol Christmas Festival

Since 1987, the Bristol Christmas Festival and Grand Illumination brings together seasonal fun with, family-oriented music programs, holiday entertainment and activities, and traditional tree-lighting ceremony.

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Phone - 401-965-5985
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Address - P.O. Box 663 Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Bristol Historical & Preservation Society

Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, located in the former Bristol County jail, was built in 1828.

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Phone - 401-253-7223
Address - 48 Court St., Bristol, RI 02809

Bristol Art Museum

Stimulating surroundings inspire the artistic impulse to express what is beautiful, appealing, or beyond ordinary significance.

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Phone - 401-253-4400
Address - 10 Wardwell st., Bristol, RI 02809

Linden Place Museum

Linden Place is considered the "crown jewel" of Bristol, Rhode Island's historic waterfront district. We invite you to come and explore this magnificent estate.

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Phone - 401-253-0390
Address - 500 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809

Mount Hope Farm

With 127 acres of fields, ponds, streams and a number of historic buildings, Mount Hope Farm, a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, dates back to the 1680s.

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Phone - 401-254-1745
Address - 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809

Coggeshall Farm Museum

Prepare to get your hands dirty exploring the lives of ordinary tenant farmers living on the edge in 1799. Meet rare-breed livestock, tend heirloom vegetables, and explore 48 acres of fields woods.

Phone - 401-253-9062
Address - 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809

Bristol Train of Artillery

The Bristol Train of Artillery has maintained an uninterrupted existence from the date of its establishment in 1776. It is a museum with rare specimens of military weapons and artifacts, shoulder arms, and more.

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Phone - 401-521-9136
Address - 135 State St, Bristol, RI 02809

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Blithewold is one of the finest garden estates in New England. Your exploration of Blithewold will include diverse gardens, specimen trees, and a forty-five-room English style manor house.

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Phone - 401-253-2707
Address - 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island Environmental Education Center

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center is a destination of discovery for nature enthusiasts of all ages.

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Phone - 401-949-5454
Address - 1401 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809

Yellow Feather Tours

Offering guided tours on the Hidden History of Bristol, and the population Bristol Haunted Walking Tours, Yellow Feather Tours is guided by Joan, a history education interpreter and ghost story teller for over 10 years, and operates in the heart of Bristol. Joan has appeared on the Travel Channel's ""Kindred Spirits"" show, and would love to guide you on the history of Bristol!

Phone: 401-286-1209

The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame

The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America's Cup competition.

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Phone - 401-253-5000
Address - 1 Burnside St., Bristol, RI 02809

Haunted Bristol Tour

We offer Forgotten History tours of the town each day and are popular Haunted Bristol walking tours.

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Phone: (401) 286-1209

Private Car Local

Private Car Local is a small personalized transportation service business based in Bristol, RI. It offers local and long distance transportation service for a client's everyday needs. The owner/operator is a professionally licensed chauffeur from the state of Rhode Island, and has logged over 10 years of professional driving experience.


Phone: 401-480-6447
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