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September 2017
$15

Step outside to sight see history

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Newport History Walking Tours,
127 Thames Street
Newport, RI United States
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The guided walking tours of Newport are a great way for parents to explore while herding little ones. Learn about the history and walk the same streets as our forefathers while expert guides from Newport History Tours spin tales of entrepreneurship, African American heritage, and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period. These excursions are a great outing for kids of all ages, and a perfect setting for Instagrammable snapshots! To join the tour, meet at Brick Market & Museum of Newport History at 127 Thames Street, Newport.
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Afternoon Concert at Old Slater Mill

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Slater Mill,
67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI United States
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Explore the intersection of nature, science, the arts and humanities, and the environment through music. Slater Mill is hosting an event featuring the rich sounds of Aurea. As part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, this afternoon concert will feature chamber music and spoken word. Before and after the concert, there are tons of events and exciting things going on for kids and families! Have fun at the fest!
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$6

Walk-around Wednesdays

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 11, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Looking for a mid-week activity with your family? Take the kids for a stroll along the Bristol coastline and hear captivating stories of the original Blithewold Mansion owners, Van Wickle/McKee family. The tour offers families the chance to see the mansion decorated with original furnishings, just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds, where trees and colorful gardens are back-dropped by sweeping views of the bay. Your experience concludes with a Q&A, complete with the perfect summer drink: iced tea served on Blithewold's North West Porch. Admission: Regular admission plus $6 per person.
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Shopping for the family, on the coast!

September 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 28, 2017
Casey Farm,
2325 Boston Neck Road
Saunderstown, RI United States
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Casey Farm’s weekly Coastal Growers Market was named “one of the five best farmers’ markets in New England” by Yankee Magazine. Easy to get to, and surrounded by the bounty Rhode Island is known for, visitors will find specialty products, including organic produce, pasture-fed meats, locally raised shellfish, baked goods, sweeteners, flowers, and more from the area’s local farmers. Support local farmers and shop for the family, while enjoying the views!
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$6

Saturday strolls in Bristol

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 14, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Take a guided stroll through Blithewold and hear captivating stories of the original mansion owners while you take in the beautiful views of Narragansett Bay. The tours offers families the chance to see the mansion decorated with original furnishings, just as it was when the family lived there! As the tour continues, you'll go through the grounds, where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens are fun to explore, with sweeping views of the bay. Your experience concludes with a Q&A, complete with iced tea served on Blithewold's North West Porch. Admission: Regular admission plus $6 per person.
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Kids Concert with Foxtrot Music

September 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lippitt House Museum,
199 Hope Street
Providence, RI United States
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  As part of the Hunter Music Series, head over to the lawn of Lippitt House Museum for a free afternoon concert with Foxtrot Music. The genius behind Foxtrot Music is Kirsten Murphy, who plays guitar, piano, ukulele, and sometimes the banjo. She uses puppetry, storybooks, singing, dancing, and lots of hands-on time with instruments to create lessons that engage curiosity, joy, and participation. The concert will be a whole body, mind, and heart experience! And lots of hands-on instruments for the kids!
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Windmills and garden tips

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Farm,
2009 West Main Road
Middletown, RI United States
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Do you have a garden? Or are you planting seedlings with your children? Whether you're growing lettuce or lupines, it's important to know who to turn to for advice – and the URI Master Gardeners are here to help!  Bring your questions, your little ones, and even a soil sample from your garden for free analysis. Explore the grounds, see the ducks in the pond, and check out the old Robert Sherman WindmillPrescott Farm is a gem!

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$5 - $7

A harvest fest for family!

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 17, 2017
Coggeshall Farm Museum,
1 Colt Drive
Bristol, RI United States
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Two full days of old-fashioned fun and games, with live music, yummy food, games, fun crafts, hay rides, pony rides, and much more! Against the backdrop of a working 18th century living history farm, Coggeshall Farm, visitors of all ages can try their hand at more than a dozen competitions (inspired from the 18th-century!) including corn shucking, sack races, and French & English (better known as tug-of-war). For music, enjoy award-winning duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, who will perform traditional American and Celtic folk songs. Julio Amaro will also perform with classical guitar, creating flamenco, Latin, and world music. In addition, grab some quintessential Rhode Island treats provided by a variety of food vendors, along with Coggeshall Farm's own famous jonnycakes. Admission: Entrance to Harvest Fair is $7 for adults; $5 for kids 5-12 years of age, seniors, and active military; free for children under 4 and Coggeshall members. The entrance fee includes games, competitions, performances and selected craft activities.
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The storied streets of Providence

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 30, 2017
John Brown House,
52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States
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  Live in Rhode Island? Have children? Here’s an idea that combines "street smarts" with history: the Rhode Island Historical Society's 2017 walking tour schedule has launched with loads of new ways to participate, including earlier start times, new routes, and special themes. Help your kids learn about the capital city and at the same time, gain confidence in knowing the “lay of the land” of Providence's iconic Benefit Street, located on the East Side. Made for walking, exploring and learning, these strolls are a great way to see the city with fresh eyes and hear a story of our city's center that touches on the past, present, and future. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for RIHS members and students, $6 for children 8-17, and free for children under 8. Taking place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning in May; tour departs at 10 a.m.  
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Walk Benefit Street’s history

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 30, 2017
John Brown House,
52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States
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Here’s an idea that combines "street smarts" with history: the Rhode Island Historical Society's 2017 walking tour schedule has launched with loads of new ways to participate, including earlier start times, new routes, and special themes. Help your kids learn about the capital city and at the same time, gain confidence in knowing the “lay of the land” of Providence's iconic Benefit Street, located on the East Side. Made for walking, exploring and learning, these strolls are a great way to see the city with fresh eyes and hear a story of our city's center that touches on the past, present, and future. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for RIHS members and students, $6 for children 8-17, and free for children under 8. Taking place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning in May; tour departs at 10 a.m.
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