Walking Tour: Bristol and the Slave Trade

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Linden Place Museum will host walking tours 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.
The guided tours take place on select Thursday afternoons and begin 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 pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade.
Tours take place on select Thursdays at 1:30pm, including:

  • June 16
  • June 30
  • July 14
  • July 28
  • August 11
  • August 25
  • September 8

    Additional dates may be added as the season continues. The tour is $20, $15 for Linden Place members, and includes a complimentary self-guided tour of Linden Place Mansion. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to 15 people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 253-0390.

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