Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is a vast estate spread across 33 acres (13.35 hectares) of land. Established in the late 19th Century, this sprawling estate was the summer home of the Van Wickle family. The grounds feature over 250 varieties of native and exotic plants. The mansion, perched in the center of the property, occupies around 10 acres (4.04 hectares) of the land. It is designed in the Queen-Anne style and houses 45 rooms. The gardens can be used to host private celebrations. Take home souvenirs of your trip from the gift shop located within the visitors center. The mansion is open only from April to mid-October; check the website for further details.