Linden Place

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For three weeks in October a special docent-led tour will be offered on Thursday nights which covers the ghost stories associated with the DeWolf and Colt families and the eerie amusements of the nineteenth century. Tours will take place on October 12th, 19th, and 26th at 6:30 pm. The one-hour tour will invite guests to see the entire museum and will be followed by light refreshments.

As you tour the 200-year-old mansion’s rooms by candlelight, you might discover that the dead have always been alive at Linden Place. Learn about the rumored hauntings of Colt Farm and Colt Memorial School, about vampires roaming the towns of Rhode Island in the 1800s, and mediums summoning the return of the lost. Discover the traditional mourning practices of families in Bristol by examining jewelry, dress, and photographs. Experiment with some of the “weird science” techniques practiced during the nineteenth-century. And finally….find out if any of Linden’s ghosts will be following you home.

Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students with an ID. Free for Linden Place members. Reservations are recommended as the space is limited. For reservations please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org.

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