NOTE: Advance order tickets may be picked up at the Society (48 Court Street) as early as 9 am on the day of the Tour. Or stop by the Society during the week before any time between 1 & 5 pm.
There are 12 private houses open for the BH&PS HOUSE TOUR 2019. Tickets are $40 ($35 for BH&PS members) on the day of the Tour. Advance ticket pricing of $30 ($25 for BH&PS members) is available through to 5 pm on Friday, September 20.
A free trolley will be available to hop on and off during the Tour. The houses span over 300 years of Bristol’s architectural history, each uniquely offering a glimpse and a story into Bristol’s past. Spend the day and enjoy being in a National Historic District drinking in Bristol’s beauty and history.
Included on the tour are 12 properties: the Reynolds or “Lafayette House” built in 1698, a Gothic "castle" built in 1873, an 1848 stone school and an 1872 wooden carriage house creatively converted into private residences, two mid-1800s Greek Revival houses, a restored 1912 Dutch Colonial, three Federal Style homes, and two contemporary houses using traditional classical elements and designed by Bristol architect Lombard John Pozzi.
HOUSE TOUR 2019
PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ONLINE (ABOVE) OR STOP BY THE SOCIETY'S HEADQUARTERS AT 48 COURT STREET, BRISTOL, RI.
If you have purchased your "ticket" online or have already mailed a check to BH&PS, your ticket is ready for you for pick-up at the Society, 48 Court Street, starting on September 16. The Society is open (September 16 to 20) between 1 and 5 pm. Or stop by on the morning of the Tour as early as 9 am. The ticket will be a Program Guide with a Tour map and the information about all the houses open for the day.
NOTE: Please do not mail a check after September 15th as we may not receive it in time before the Tour. Instead, purchase online or stop by during open hours or just give us a call at 401-253-7223.
Online: Use your PayPal or other debit or credit card. (See "purchase button" above.)
Check: Please bring your check payable to BH&PS House Tour 2019 to the Society this week between 1 and 5 pm as there is no longer time to mail it and be sure it will be received by 5 pm on Friday, September 20.
Call the Society: You may also call 401-253-7223.
Some homeowners will require that you remove your shoes or wear the provided booties.
Out of respect to our gracious homeowners, please no indoor photography or videography at any of the houses while you are on the Tour.
* The all-day trolley is generously sponsored by Residential Properties LTD.
Thank you to Residential Properties for sponsoring the trolley for the BH&PS House Tour 2019.
Thank you to Kirby Perkins Construction for being a sponsor for the BH&PS House Tour 2019.
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.
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.
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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