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Linden Place offers children and adults the opportunity to see this historic house museum in a whole new light! Upon arrival, your family will receive a handout that will help you make your way through our 200-year old mansion rooms and seek out dozens of artifacts, big and small. Search for a life-size marble statue of Bacchus, discover where George Washington is hiding, and find out the meaning behind the phrase “sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite.” Adults, $8; students, $6; children 12 and under, $5. Free for children 6 and under. Visit Linden Place for this special self-guided program, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 am to 4 pm; and Sundays, from 12 pm to 4 pm.
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!
The Mount Hope Farmers Market is a year-round community market, happening every weekend in every season. During summer 2017, there are some great reasons to bring your whole family! Not only is the market a bounty of local goods and food-stuffs that families love, but Mount Hope Farm has nature trails and barnyard animals too! If you take Cove Road, it will lead you to amazing views of the ocean, so bring your walking shoes. After shopping, tour the historic Governor Bradford House or simply stroll over to the ever growing barnyard featuring all sorts of animal friends: goats, pheasants, chickens and sheep. Make a day of it! Along with the goods listed below, you'll also find local crafts, live music, demonstrations and tastings! -Vegetables -Herbs -Fruits -Meats -Eggs -Cheese -Seafood -Honey -Coffee -Bread/Pastries/Pies -Prepared Foods -Salsas/Sauces/Relishes -Potted Plants & Seedlings -Soaps & Lotions -Cleaning Products Bring the whole family, shop for local food, visit the sheep, goats & poultry, grab a trail map, and walk the beautiful grounds of the farm!
This August, Slater Mill invites you to drop in any Saturday to learn how to weave. Adults and children may participate anytime between 10 a.m. and noon for a "make-and-take" weaving workshop. Think bright colors of string, a little instruction, and you'll see imaginations soar! Great for families with kids 12-years and younger. Best of all, Slater Mill provides the loom, yarn, and needles for the activity. All participants may bring their completed weaves home! For information, call 401.725.8638 ex. 100 weekdays, ex. 111 weekends. Who: Families; Children 12 & under accompanied by an adult What: Saturday Drop in & Weave! Where: Old Slater Mill, 2nd Floor When: Saturdays in August, anytime 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
Join the Newport Historical Society for its largest reenactment to date, the 1777 British Occupation. During this free afternoon event, over 75 costumed re-enactors will recreate aspects of life during the summer of 1777 in the heart of Newport’s Old Quarter. The afternoon program will open with an argument between two gentlemen who favor the crown and will close with the capture of General Prescott. In between are tons of activities and challenges to help you kids see the history of politics in real time! To find out about the full program and all afternoon activities, click here.