Gems of the Blackstone Valley
See them with your own eyes - these
Gems of the Blackstone Valley! A palace-like venue for
world-class entertainment; frescoes to rival the Sistine
Chapel; the home of our own Minor League baseball team;
plus the museums, countryside and farms. This sweeping
sampler will surprise and delight you. We’re taking off
the wraps to share some best-kept secrets and invite you
to see for yourself what the Blackstone Valley has to
|Pawtucket Red Sox
This excursion into the Blackstone Valley brings
us first to the home of the Pawtucket Red Sox –
McCoy Stadium for a behind-the-scenes look
at the facility, and some inside stories about
the legends who got their start here.
|St Ann Arts and Cultural
Center Here we will
see glorious stained glass and the finest
European-style fresco paintings in North
America. Recently written up in Yankee Magazine,
this is truly “America’s Sistine Chapel.”
|Museum of Work & Culture
Interactive exhibits bring to life the culture
of the French-Canadian residents of the area,
and the stories of the ethnic communities
that followed. Learn about the role that organized labor played in shaping Rhode
|A short ride takes us
to the stunning, newly restored Stadium Theatre
and Performing Arts Center, painstakingly brought back to its former glory.
It is in full use as a cultural and educational
center and is a prized venue for top performers,
musicals and plays. Packed houses attest to the
first rate shows presented here.
|The town of Chepachet is a
short but lovely rural ride. This picturesque
village is where we find the Brown & Hopkins
Country Store, known as the oldest
continuously operated country store in America.
Old-fashioned candy, quilts and hand-crafted
items are featured. Browse the
antique shops and boutiques in this quaint New
|It’s milking time, and
we arrive at
Wright’s Dairy Farm as the
cows come home. This family
operated business offers the very freshest dairy
products and scrumptious baked goods in its
on-site shop, and has become a regular stop for
families out on a Sunday drive.
||$54.00 plus RI sales tax
lunch, all admissions, guide, motorcoach
Mall (near Firestone store and Target)
||Approx. 4:30 pm
for the weather. Walking shoes.
*Lunch Choices: Ham, roast beef,
turkey. Bulky roll or wheat wrap. Vegetarian lunch
available upon request.
Though never required,
it is customary to personally extend a
gratuity to your motorcoach driver and your
tour guide. A modest ‘thank you’ would be a
dollar or two per person, or more if it is
well earned, within your budget and
commensurate to their service. Group
collections are discouraged.
Please see our FAQ page for important details
about your tour.