Linden Place hosts Tales of the Slave Trade walking tour

Linden Place hosts Tales of the Slave Trade walking tour

BRISTOL – Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic Slave Trade, on Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m.

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 trading DeWolfs of Linden Place from museum educator, Robin Tremblay.

The tour begins at Linden Place Mansion, 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 of Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade. The tour ends at the historic DeWolf Tavern, once a DeWolf waterfront warehouse where tour goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

Reservations are required and the tour is limited to 15 people. For more information and reservations, call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.