Visitor Information Centers

Visitor Information Centers are available for your destination planning needs with free maps and brochures on local events, attractions, lodging, shopping, and dining.  Locations include:

Bristol Town Hall


10 Court St.
Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm


Rogers Free Library


525 Hope St.
Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Bristol Maritime Center


Thames St.
Sunday-Saturday 8:00am to 8:00pm


Herreshoff Marine Museum


1 Burnside St.
Monday-Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm


Bristol Art Museum


10 Wardwell St.
Thursday-Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Audubon Society Environmental Education Center


1401 Hope St.
Mid October-Mid April
Wednesday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Blithewold Mansion and Grounds


101 Ferry Rd. (Rt. 114)
Seasonal Hours Vary; Blithewold will reopen for the Christmas Season on November 25th.  

The Mansion and Gift Shop will be open on the following schedule:
Nov 25th – Jan 1st
Tues, Wed, Sat, & Sun 11:00am to 5:00pm Thurs & Fri, 11am to 8pm
Closed December 24th & 25th

Gardens & Grounds: Year-round Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm  
Sunday 10am to 3pm 

​Parking Information


In addition to on-street parking throughout most of Downtown Bristol, there are multiple convenient parking lots in close proximity to all Bristol has to offer.  The following is a list of parking areas that are free and open to the public:

Independence Park

on the north end of Downtown: In addition to on-street parking on Thames, there is off-street parking at the East Bay Bike Path terminus.

Thames Street

just south of Rockwell Park, across the street from Robin Rug.

State Street

between Jesse-James Antiques and New Leaf Hair Studio.

Court Street

behind Bristol Oyster Bar.

Court Street

next to Town Hall.  Please note that parking in this lot is for Town Hall employees Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm.

State Street

at the Bristol Town Common. 

Public Restrooms


Public restrooms are available to all Downtown visitors throughout the week at the following locations (see location hours above):

Bristol Maritime Center


Bristol Town Hall


East Bay Bike Path Terminus at Independence Park


Rogers Free Library
Bristol Art Museum

Bristol Visitor Center Building