There’s lots to do in the area. We have a few suggestions below but also check out more here: https://explorebristolri.com


Linden Place – Is two blocks away. Built in 1810 by George DeWolf, Linden Place is now a house museum. “Yankee Magazine, in a recent feature article, described a visit this way: “More than a house tour, it’s the history of our country, dark corners and all.”

Just over a mile away, “Blithewold is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully-developed and intact examples of the Country Place Era in the United States, and for its high artistic value in representing the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement in this country.”

If you love sailing then The Hereshoff Marine Museum is a 1/2 mile away. It is a maritime museum dedicated to the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, yachting, and America’s Cup located at 1 Burnside Street.

Often referred to as the ‘Gem’ of the State Parks System, Colt State Park is about 2 miles away and offers an open panorama onto Narragansett Bay, hiking trails, paved bike paths, and open fields with historic stone walls.

Three miles north is the Audubon Society of Rhode Island . Where you can visit Rhode Island’s largest nature center and aquarium. Walk the trails through meadows and marshes to Narragansett Bay. Say hello to Zach, their Common Raven.

Bristol Bikes – A block away you can grab a bike and ride the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to Providence. Bike Rental located at 267 Thames St.

East Bay Bike Path Starts in Bristol and ends about 14 miles north in Providence. Make a day out of it and grab a lunch along the way.

THE BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY  is located today at 48 Court Street in an 1828 jail built of granite blocks reportedly used as ballast in early Bristol sailing ships. It was founded in 1936 to promote the history of the town of Bristol and it first housed its collections in the Rogers Free Library on Hope Street.