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Linden Place mansion built in 1810 by the seafaring General George DeWolf, is open for visitors from May 2nd until October 11th, during the month of December, or by appointment.

Guided & self-guided tours of the estate, featured in the film The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, are be given May through Columbus Day, Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours by appointment are available November year round by calling 401-253-0390.

Please note: hours do vary on weekends according to special events being held at Linden Place. Please call ahead to confirm that tours are being conducted. Tours by appointment are available during the winter months. Call 253-0390 to schedule a tour.

Tour highlights include tales of DeWolf family exploits, from their privateering and slave trading to their financial ruin and triumphant return to prosperity during Victorian times. Docents introduce visitors to family members Pomeroy Colt, founder of United States Rubber, now Uniroyal, his mother Theodora DeWolf Colt, who as Madam Colt ran Bristol Society from Linden Place as if she was Queen Victoria and the great actress Ethel Barrymore who married in to this most prominent of American families. At the tour's end, visitors are welcome to stroll the sculpture-filled gardens where they will find Greek bronzes and an 18th Century gazebo.

Linden Place Museum Scavenger Hunt
 
As part of the Rhode Ramble, Linden Place Museum offers children and adults the opportunity to see our historical house museum in a whole new light! Make your way through our 200-year old mansion rooms and seek out dozens of artifacts, both big and small, hidden and in plain sight, while you learn of Linden Place's rich architectural and family history. Fun and educational for all ages!

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Museum Admission:

Adults $8

Seniors/Students $6

Children, ages 6-12, $5

Children Under 6, Free

Linden Place members are always admitted to the museum free of charge!

 

Become a Linden Place Tour Guide!

Linden Place Mansion is looking for individuals interested in becoming tour guides in Bristol’s “great house”.   Prospective docents need not have experience and will be provided with historical information and guidelines designed to help in the presentation of the story of Linden Place Museum to visitors.  Tour guides will have the opportunity to learn about Bristol history, 19th century living, and the history of Linden Place’s occupants, the infamous DeWolf & Colt families.  Becoming a tour guide is a gradual, at-your-own-pace process, a great way to learn about Bristol and RI history and an enjoyable way to meet new people in a relaxed, informal environment.  Students are welcome and encouraged to become docents to fulfill credits and community service requirements. For further information please call Susan at the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390.

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