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Local Attractions Offer Free Admission

17 local attractions offer residents free admission over Father's Day weekend

Newport County residents and employees of the hospitality industry are invited to visit many great local attractions from Saturday, June 18 through Monday, June 20

A total of 17 attractions/organizations are participating, including three in Bristol. Visitors showing proof of residency (driver's license or other identification with an address) or proof of hospitality employment (business card, employee ID or pay stub) will enjoy free admission or another value as noted when visiting the attractions listed below.  

Specific dates of participation vary from location to location, as noted below.  Please visit websites or call the individual attractions for details.

Ballard Park (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
Free guided tour at 11 a.m.  Meet at Hazard Road entrance.
401-619-3377
www.BallardPark.org

Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
Complimentary wine tasting
401-635-8486
www.sakonnetwine.com

Gansett Cruises (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
2-for-1 tickets on 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. harbor tours.  Call for reservations.
401-787-4438
www.GansettCruises.com

Greenvale Vineyards (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
Complimentary tour & tasting
401-847-3777
www.Greenvale.com

Historic Fort Adams (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
Free guided tours only
401-841-0707
www.FortAdams.org

International Tennis Hall of Fame (Saturday, Sunday & Monday, June 18-20)
Free admission. Guided tours available at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
401-849-3990
www.TennisFame.com

Museum of Newport History (Saturday, Sunday & Monday, June 18-20)
Free admission
401-841-8770
www.NewportHistory.org

Newport Art Museum (Sunday, June 19 only. Closed Monday)
Free admission
401-848-8200
www.NewportArtMuseum.org

Newport Mansions (Saturday, Sunday & Monday, June 18-20)
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Free admission to The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House & Rosecliff, and a 10% discount at all Newport Mansions Stores
401-847-1000
www.NewportMansions.org

Newport Vineyards & Winery (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
Complimentary  tour & half price tasting.401-848-5161
www.NewportVineyards.com

Norman Bird Sanctuary Hiking Trails & Natural History Museum (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
Free admission
401-846-2577
www.NormanBirdSanctuary.org

Save the Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium at Easton's Beach (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
Free admission
401-324-6020
www.SaveBay.org/Aquarium

Touro Synagogue (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 only)
Free admission. Guided tours at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
401-847-4794
www.TouroSynagogue.org

Bristol

Audubon Society of RI Environmental Education Center (Sunday & Monday, June 19-20)
Free admission (limit 6 persons per party)
401-245-7500
www.asri.org

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum (Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19 only)
Free admission
401-253-2707
www.Blithewold.org

Linden Place (Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19 only)
Free admission
June 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
June 19, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
401-235-0390
www.LindenPlace.org

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