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
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
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:
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.
just south of Rockwell Park, across the street from Robin Rug.
between Jesse-James Antiques and New Leaf Hair Studio.
behind Bristol Oyster Bar.
next to Town Hall. Please note that parking in this lot is for Town Hall employees Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm.
at the Bristol Town Common.
Public restrooms are available to all Downtown visitors throughout the week at the following locations (see location hours above):