Opening Day starts the kick-off of the 2021 season and house tours. Events this year will take place outside on the spacious lawn or on another part of the grounds around Smith's Castle. The day will feature Big Bear's Trading Post, presentations from the Rhode Island Pirate Players and the authors of The Women of Cocumscussoc , who will present a short history of some of the incredible women who are part of the Castle's history. Fiddler Chris Heinzmann will also perform throughout the afternoon. Masks required and social distancing protocols will be followed.