The Bells

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This is my first post, so I’m not sure how active this community is here in Rhode Island. I lead a group of amateur photographers and would like to plan a trip to Bells Mansion. Before we go, I wonder if anyone here can comment on accessibility. Can we enter the stables? Also, I’ve heard differing info about where to park. Can anyone advise? Thank you!

I was just there in February. You can walk around the property easily, and if you don’t mind trespassing, there are ways into the stables via “openings” in the border fence. There is a tower you can access without trespassing.