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Ghosts of Providence, Rhode Island

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo; Photo Credit Paul Cadieux
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo; Photo Credit Paul Cadieux Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo; Photo Courtesy of Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo; Photo Courtesy of Roger Williams Park Zoo Smith's Castle; Photo by Guy Natelli, Courtesy of Rhode Island Tourism Division

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Come with Starr to experience the famous Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and learn first-hand about the haunts and spirits of the Providence area.

Duration:

3 Days/2 Nights

Meals Included:

2 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Rates:

$439.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Warwick, RI
Two overnight accommodations at Holiday Inn Express
Dinner on own
Lantern-led Walking Ghost Tour of Providence, RI

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel
Travel to Cranston, RI
Guided tour of Governor Sprague Mansion
Travel to Wickford, RI
Lunch on own in town of Wickford
Costumed guided tour of Smith's Castle
Return to hotel
Travel to Providence, RI
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Dinner buffet at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Dinner is in the Education Center.
Admission to "Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular" at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out and travel to Providence, RI
Visit to Scialo Brothers Bakery to include a small bag of cookies to go.
Travel to Fall River, MA
Guided tour of the Lizzie Borden Home and Museum
Lunch on own
Travel home

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Jack O Lantern Spectacular
The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank will return to Roger Williams Park Zoo this fall, featuring a breathtaking display of thousands of illuminated jack-o-lanterns - with hundreds of those carved into veritable works of art.

It takes approximately 1 hour to see all 5,000 pumpkins along the 3-acre trail but expect to wait in line to see the pumpkins.

This is a popular event. Expect crowds and lines.

Visitors are advised to check the weather before arrival and dress accordingly since the park is open rain or shine.

Seasonal food items such as pumpkin and apple pie, popcorn, candied apples and hot cider will be available from food carts positioned throughout the lines.

There are restrooms available just inside the zoo gates and in waiting areas.
To ensure access for the disabled, they do allow
wheelchairs on the trail. Wheelchairs are available at the entrance on a first come first serve basis.

Lantern Led Walking Ghost Tour of Providence, RI
Have you ever felt like you were being watched? Had the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end while heading downstairs to that creepy old basement? Join us on a walking tour led by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side, and listen to stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine.

Tour is approximately 1 hour. This is a walking tour but is modified to accommodate all walking abilities. Wheelchairs are not encouraged.

Comfortable walking shoes are very important, and weather-appropriate attire is recommended. Dress in layers.
Tours are held through rain and wind, except for a severe weather watch or very extreme weather situation.

Sprague Mansion
Visit the Sprague Mansion, "one of America's most haunted mansions" with the reputation and the home's history of tragedy, at Halloween, the mansion is a spectacle with goblins and who-knows-what lurking behind each door.

The Sprague Mansion was built in two parts, each representing in its own way, the prosperity of the Sprague Family who came to Cranston as early as 1712.

The mansion has been well maintained in its original condition down through the years. Modern facilities have since been tastefully added making the building suitable for the use of large groups when required. Now restored to much of its elegance and splendor the mansion is once again used for cultural and civic activities. Furnished throughout by gifts and items on loan, the mansion holds items that once belonged to the Sprague family.

Smith's Castle
Smith's Castle is an award-winning historic site where four centuries of Rhode Island history are preserved and interpreted through tours. Docent guides are dressed in period clothing.

The site contains a gift shop as well as rest room facilities.

Scialo Bros. Bakery
Scialo Bros. Bakery has been family owned and operated since 1916 on Providence's historic Federal Hill. All products are made from scratch on the premises in brick ovens that date back to the 1920s.

Each guest will receive samlpes

Lizzie Borden Home & Museum
The Borden Home is a Greek Revival House which has been a city landmark since the infamous ax murders of Andrew and his second wife Abby Borden on August 4, 1892. The house has been a private residence since the murders in 1892. Now, for the first time, the public is allowed a view the murder scene.

The interior and exterior of the home has been restored to its original Victorian splendor, with careful attention to making it as close to the Borden home of August 1892 as is possible.

There are a few stairs to get up to the house. Guests will have to climb 13 steps up to second floor.

Holiday Inn Express Warwick, RI

The Holiday Inn Express, Warwick places you in the middle of the "biggest little state in the union."

The hotel features an indoor pool and fitness room.

Continental Breakfast is served daily. There are several restaurants near the hotel. The hotel shuttle is available to take you to local restaurants or the Warwick Mall (based on availability).

Guestrooms include coffeemaker, iron/board, and hairdryer.

The hotel is 100% non-smoking

-Lantern Led Walking Tour - Tour is approximately 1 hour. Comfortable walking shoes are very important, and weather-appropriate attire is recommended. Dress in layers. Tours are held through rain and wind, except for a severe weather watch or very extreme weather situation.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - Comfortable walking shoes are very important, and weather-appropriate attire is recommended. Dress in layers. Visits are rain or shine.

-Lantern Led Walking Tour - Tour is approximately 1 hour. This is a walking tour but is modified to accommodate all walking abilities. Wheelchairs are not encouraged.
Comfortable walking shoes are very important, and weather-appropriate attire is recommended. Dress in layers. Tours are held through rain and wind, except for a severe weather watch or very extreme weather situation

Governor Sprague Mansion - only first floor is wheelchair accessible.

Smith Castle - only first floor is wheelchair accessible.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - To ensure access for the disabled, they do allow wheelchairs on the trail. Wheelchairs are available at the entrance on a first come first serve basis. Comfortable walking shoes are very important, and weather-appropriate attire is recommended. Dress in layers. This event is rain or shine.

Lizzie Borden Home - There are a few stairs to get up to the house. Guests will have to climb 13 steps up to second floor.

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

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