12 fabulous private homes open on September 21st from 10 am to 4 pm for a self-guided tour in historic Bristol. A free trolley* will be available to hop on and off between the houses.
Tickets are $40 each on the day of the tour and $30 if purchased in advance. Additional $5 discount for current BH&PS members purchasing for themselves.
Online: Use your PayPal or other debit or credit card. See below!!
Check: Make your check payable to BH&PS House Tour 2019 and mail to BH&PS, PO Box 356, Bristol, RI 02809. Please let us know how many member and non-member tickets you are purchasing and be sure to include your address, phone number, and email, too.
Call the Society: You may also call 401-253-7223 or stop by during open hours to purchase tickets.
There are no additional discounts for seniors nor for children of any age. Children 10 and over are welcome on the tour when accompanied by an adult.
Your ticket will be available for pickup on the day of the tour beginning at 9 am at Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street, Bristol. Or you may stop by the Society to pick up your ticket any time between 1 and 5 starting on September 18th.
Some homeowners will require that you remove your shoes or wear the provided booties.
No indoor photography or videography on the day of the tour.
* The all-day trolley is generously sponsored by Residential Properties LTD.
Three 2-hour shifts are available: 10 to 12, 12 to 2 , and 2 to 4.
Hosts will greet visiting House Tour ticket holders at the front door of one of the houses open for the day and/or be stationed inside. "House Captains" will be overseeing each house and most often, the homeowners will also be on site. Each host will be given information about his/her assigned house, and there will be a a short general meeting for all hosts prior to the tour itself.
It's easy and it's fun. And there's still lots of time to go on the tour!
To volunteer as a host, contact us at 401-253-7223 and ask to leave a message for
or email us at HouseTour2019@bhps.necoxmail.com
Please include both your phone number and email in your message.
There is still time for you to join the fun and easy way to make individual donations to the Society's House Tour 2019. As an Architectural Circle Sponsor, you will receive recognition in the House Tour 2019 Program as well as the BH&PS website. Select from one of these favorite architectural styles:
THE BH&PS IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
THANK YOU!!! You may donate by PAYPAL (see below) or by mailing your donation to the Society.
You will have the opportunity to enter the amount of your donation and then use the drop down menu to select your Architectural Circle House Style.
Checks should be payable to BH&PS Arch Circle and may be mailed to: BH&PS ARCH CIRCLE, PO BOX 356, BRISTOL, RI 02809
Purchase a whole book of raffle tickets for $20 (6 tickets per book) or buy just one raffle ticket for $4 and be entered to win one of many wonderful and creative prizes! Prizes include a weekend on Prudence Island, a 2-hour autumn boat cruise on the Bay, and lots more!
Call 401-253-7223 or email to HouseTour2019@bhps.necoxmail.com and we'll send as many raffle tickets or booklets as you would like. Then you just need to fill in your name on the little ticket stub(s) and send them back to us with money.
Raffle tickets are also available to purchase at the Society during open hours and will be available for purchase on the day or the tour as well.
Raffle tickets will be drawn at 4:30 pm at Society Headquarters following the House Tour. Winners do not need to be present.
DORIC LEVEL $1000
• Half Page advertisement in ticket program
• Recognition on the BH&PS website and social media, delivering year round exposure
• Signage recognizing your business on the trolley on the day of the event
• Media Press Release (upon agreement)
• Recognition Board at Tour Check-in
• 4 House Tour Tickets
• Business Membership to BH&PS for one year ($100 value)
If interested, please contact Dodie Tschirch or Theresa Woodmansee, Co-Chairs, at HouseTour2019@bhps.necoxmail.com
As of December 2015, Fire, Burglar and Security systems at the BHPS are fully installed due to the receipt of a generous $15,000 matching grant from The 1772 Foundation. The BHPS has motion alarms and security cameras throughout the building, has a secured entry alarm system and a fire alarm system that is directly linked to the Town of Bristol Fire Department. As part of its 2015 Matching Grants for Historic Preservation made available to organizations in Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island, The 1772 Foundation Grant has enabled the Society to protect its unique research library, its extensive paper document room, the significant portrait collection, and all of the other artifacts throughout the building.
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