Saturday, July 13, 2024


One More Tour Added – Bristol and the Slave Trade Talk & Walk at Linden Place Mansion

Linden Place Museum will host a talk & walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.


The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the 18th and early 19th centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England. Learn how Bristol, New England, and all of America were impacted by the slave trade.


The final guided tour of 2020 takes place on Thursday, October 22nd at 2pm and begins at Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf.  The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront on Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade.


The tour is $15, $10 for Linden Place members. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to 8 people. Masks are required and social distancing rules will apply.


For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 253-0390 or visit

Friends of Linden Place is a non-profit organization responsible for the restoration and preservation of the historic house museum at 500 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, and for the promotion of cultural, artistic, and educational programs in the community. The mansion and grounds are open to the public from May to October, during the holiday season, and also by appointment.