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, June 23 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 questions.