Linden Place Museum will host a walking tour of Linden
Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, RI focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf
Family and their involvement in the Slave
Trade. Recently featured in the PBS film
“Traces of the 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 tour will take place on Saturday, April 6 at
10:00am and will begin at Linden Place,
the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf,
in downtown Bristol. The tour will then continue
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 ends at the historic DeWolf Tavern, once a
DeWolf waterfront warehouse, where tour-goers will enjoy a rum cocktail and ask
The tour is $20, $15 for Linden Place members,
and includes a complimentary drink at the DeWolf Tavern. 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.