We will start your day with a tour and history of the house I live in. This home was built in 1864. The house was ready for demolition when we purchased it in 2004. We will discuss the history and the restoration challenges and choices we made. Before we start our walk we will review some historic maps of the area to get a feel for the estate properties in the area. I will relate stories and history of various properties and landmarks along our route. We will walk along Broadway to the county and state properties adjoining the Aqueduct Trail. We will head south along the Aqueduct to the south end of Irvington and back along Broadway to my house. This is about a 2 mile hike. Once back at my house we will have a relaxing afternoon tea (either inside or outside depending on the weather). If you have walked around Irvington and wonder what the story is behind that house or why are these steps in the woods, I will tell you that story. If you are visiting for the day and love history you will learn things you probably did not know. If you look forward to a scenic walk and an afternoon tea you have come to the right activity.
Before there was Newport, RI, Irvington was the playground of the rich and famous. I have lived in the Irvington community for over thirty years. During that time my family has restored four houses in the area. Our current home, built in 1864, was the most challenging and rewarding project. During this time I have had the opportunity to research and learn interesting information about Irvington's past. I would like to share my restoration experiences and all I have learned about the area with you.
I will provide a tea with beverages, sandwiches, and cakes for our afternoon tea. Bottled water will be provided during our…
The experience will be in my restored 1864 house and walking, through woods, dirt paths, and paved streets in the Village of Irvington. This is about a 2 mile walk with a small group and the time we spend will depend on the groups interest as we walk to various places.
最多8人參加，年齡須滿18歲。 Guests must be prepared to walk for at least 2 miles with some uphill.
Sturdy walking shoes and seasonal clothes. We will be walking in the woods on uneven ground.
You will be walking on a dirt path that will have some sunny spots. We will also be walking in wooded areas. This is about a four mile walk with a group of 8 so make sure you are good to walk a distance over irregular ground. We will be outside so dress weather appropriate.
A country house experience