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August 2017
$6 - $8

Calling all explorers!

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Museum of Work & Culture,
42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI United States
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Take a trip to Woonoscket to for a walking tour of the historic Rhode Island city. Groups  will be lead along the banks of the Blackstone River and Main Street, and learn about the river's influence on birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Afterwards, take a trip to the museum! It will be free with a walking tour ticket. And then, after that, stroll around the Saturday Markets event held in Market Square, showcasing local vendors displaying craft goods, produce, and prepared food. The events will also feature games, youth activities, and live entertainment, from 12-4pm. Walking tour admission: $8 adults;$6 students and seniors; children under 10 are free with a paid adult admission. All participants will also receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Walking tour reservations can be made by calling the museum at (401) 769-9675.  
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Looking through the eyes of history

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Daily until August 31, 2017
Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum,
815 Gilbert Stuart Road
Saunderstown, RI United States
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George Washington is America’s first president and one of the first figures children learn about when beginning their history education. Take a step back in time to visit the home of the artist who captured the spirit of our revolutionary roots by painting the man himself! Taking place on the hour, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum offers a tour that includes the birthplace homestead, the Hammond Gristmill, and a discussion of Stuart’s works and colonial daily life. Situated on a beautiful landscape, nestled in beautiful country gardens, you’ll love seeing behind the scenes of history on this tour!
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Scavenger hunt, your own way

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until August 31, 2017
Linden Place Museum,
500 Hope Street
Bristol, RI United States
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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.
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September 2017
Free

The Museum of Work & Culture’s Annual Labor Day Open House

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture,
42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI United States
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The MoWC’s free annual Labor Day Open House kicks off the 20th anniversary celebration with some special friends and radio personalities. Along with Rhode Island PBS – the event will welcome Julia, a new friend from Sesame Street! A sweet and curious four-year-old girl with autism, Julia made her onscreen debut in April. Families have the opportunity to visit, interact, and have their photo taken with Walkaround Julia. Three meet-and-greet sessions will take place at 10am, 11am, and 12pm. All participating families will also receive copies of We're Amazing, 1, 2, 3!, a storybook featuring Julia. While the MoWC does offer award-winning low-sensory programming for visitors on the spectrum, the Labor Day Open House will not be a low-sensory environment. However, tools and services – including color communication badges, hands-on activities, and trained staff from the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment – will be available to visitors.
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Take the fort by foot

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until September 4, 2017
Fort Adams,
90 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI United States
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From the top of the fort walls to the depths of the underground listening tunnels, take an hour-long tour of Fort Adams that uses architecture to inspire, delight, and create suspense! Between now and Labor Day (September 4th), tours are offered every day giving visitors the opportunity to view the quarters where officers and families lived, ascend to the scenic overlook for a breathtaking view of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, delve beneath the walls of the Fort into the underground tunnels, and experience more than 180 years of American history, culture, architecture, and engineering.
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$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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$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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$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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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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