The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society's House Tour 2019 offers a unique opportunity to look inside twelve of downtown Bristol's most interesting houses. A free hop on/hop off trolley will guide you to these private homes as well as along the vibrant and historic streets of Bristol, RI. Visitors will experience firsthand a wide variety of architectural styles while walking in the midst of this waterfront community dating back to 1680.
The oldest house open for the Tour, the Lafayette House built in 1698, is where the Marquis de Lafayette based his 1778 Revolutionary War headquarters. Visitors will also view three Federal Style homes with their classic doorways, magnificent woodwork, and many fireplaces. Two Greek Revival houses tell their own and very different stories, one with many changes and the other with its original floor plan still intact. A 1912 Dutch Revival, built as a wedding present, proudly shows off its fanciful fireplace mantels. An 1872 Second Empire Style carriage house and an 1848 stone schoolhouse both have been converted into unique private residences. Included also is the romantic "Seven Oaks", a Gothic Revival Style stone "castle", complete with turrets, roof cresting, and spires. Last, but not least, are two contemporary homes designed using elements from a variety of 19th century Victorian architectural styles.
The BH and PS House Tour 2019 will be held on Saturday, September 21st, from 10 to 4, rain or shine. Tickets are available for USD 40 at BH and PS Headquarters, 48 Court Street, beginning at 9 am on the morning of the Tour. Save USD 10 and purchase tickets in advance, and BH and PS members are eligible for an additional USD 5 discount. Purchase online at https://bhpsri.org/house-tour-2019. Or call 401-253-7223 for more information about purchasing tickets at the BH and PS Headquarters during open hours, and about mailing in your ticket order. To qualify for advanced ticket pricing, all payments must be received at the BH and PS by September 20th.
Advance Ticket Non-Member: USD 30.0,
Advance Ticket BH and PS Member: USD 25.0,
Day-of-Tour Ticket Non-Member: USD 40.0,
Day-of-Tour Ticket BH and PS Member: USD 35.0
Category: Attractions | Walking and Guided Tours
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm