‘Tales of the Slave Trade’ walking tours back at Linden Place Aug. 15

‘Tales of the Slave Trade’ walking tours back at Linden Place Aug. 15

BRISTOL – Linden Place Museum, 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, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m.

The walking tour begins 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 on Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the 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. Learn how Bristol, New England and all of America were impacted by the slave trading of DeWolf from museum educator, Robin Tremblay.

The tour is $15 or $10 for Linden Place members. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to six people. Masks are required and social distancing rules will apply.

For more information and reservations, call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or visit www.lindenplace.org.