Enjoy a Ramble around Rhode Island this holiday season

[ 0 ] November 15, 2012 |

Celebrate the season with a step back in time during a visit to one of Rhode Island’s unique, historic places this year. More than a dozen participants in the Rhody Ramble, a family adventure to explore Rhode Island, are hosting holiday programs and seasonal tours during December. Families can visit handsomely decorated mansions, enjoy music concerts, meet Santa Claus or even do Christmas eve chores on the farm. A cartoon rooster named Rhody the Rambler serves as the program’s ambassador.

Schedule of Events
Cost: Most admission prices under $10 and several events are free. Find a complete calendar of events and details on the Rhody Ramble website.

Fridays & Saturdays, November 16 – December 29 and Thursday, December 6-29
Holiday Lantern Walking Tour
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Fridays, November 23 – December 28
Blithewold’s Christmas Sparkle
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Saturday, December 1
Winter at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House: 1795
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Saturday, December 1
Holiday Open House
Colony House, Newport

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2
Christmas Sale
Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2
Christmas at the Castle
Smith’s Castle, Wickford

Saturdays, December 1, 8 & 15 and Friday, December 28
UnDecked Halls
Rough Point Mansion, Newport

Sunday, December 2
Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Smith-Appleby House
Smith-Appleby House Museum, Smithfield

Sunday, December 2
Christmas Open House
Paine House, Coventry

Sunday, December 2
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Mondays, December 3, 10 & 17
Children’s Holiday Tea
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Wednesdays, December 5, 12 & 19
A World of Christmas Magic – Children’s Holiday Stories
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Thursday, December 6
Family Sing-Along with Santa: Christmas with Keith Munslow
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Saturday, December 8
Lucy Aldrich’s WWII Christmas
Aldrich House, Providence

Daily, December 8 – 15 and Sunday, December 9: Special guest Santa
A Celebration of Trees
Babcock-Smith House

Saturday, December 8
An Old-Fashioned Christmas by Candlelight
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Sunday, December 9
American Girl Doll Christmas
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Thursday, December 13
Family Sing-Along with Santa: Seasonal Celebration with Christopher Carbone
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Saturday, December 15
A Winter Concert for Fairies and Elves
Providence Athenaeum, Providence

Saturday, December 15
Family Gingerbread House Workshop
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Thursday, December 20 – Sunday, December 23
A Christmas Carol Play with Music
Linden Place Mansion, Bristol

Friday, December 21 & Saturdays, December 22 & 29
Discover Colonial Newport in Winter Walking Tour
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Monday, December 24
Christmas in the Barnyard
Coggeshell Farm, Bristol

Monday, December 24
Discover Colonial Newport in Costume Walking Tour
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Wednesday, December 26
Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Thursday, December 27
Holiday History Stroll
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Friday, December 28
Home for the Holidays Candlelight Tour
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Saturday, December 29
Home for the Holidays Candlelight Tour
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Additional ongoing Tours:

  • Linden Place Museum Scavenger Hunt, Bristol
  • Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market, Newport
  • Raven Tour and Scavenger Hunt at the Providence Athenaeum, Providence
  • The Breakers Family Audio Tour, Newport
  • Tour the Old Washington County Jail, Kingston

Funded by grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, the state’s community foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Rhody Ramble connects families with 21 historic places throughout Rhode Island. The Rhody Ramble is also supported through a partnership with The Washington Trust Company and their I Luv RI campaign. Participating sites in the Rhody Ramble are members of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island, a network of historic places open to the public.

Founded in 2007, the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island (HSCRI) brings together stewards of historic sites to share resources, exchange ideas and promote Rhode Island’s unique places. The HSCRI is a program of Preserve Rhode Island, a statewide preservation advocacy organization. Membership is available to all historic sites in Rhode Island that are open to the public. For more information on HSCRI membership, contact Susanna Prull at 401-272-5101 or at sprull@preserveri.org. www.preserveri.org

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids.Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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