Please become a Friend of Linden Place and share our vision for preserving and restoring one of America’s architectural treasures. The Friends of Linden Place, non-profit organization, was created in 1989, based on the urgent need to save the magnificent 1810 DeWolf mansion from destruction or development. Due to the formidable drive of the earliest volunteers, the “crown jewel” of Bristol’s historic waterfront district was saved and is today maintained through fundraisers, grants and memberships.
Unlimited free tours of the mansion and grounds. Discounted or free admission to academic and cultural programs, concerts and events such as our Fourth of July Parade Picnic. 15% discount on museum store purchases. Annual subscription to our newsletter, Linden Place News. Admission to our exclusive members-only events. Discounts on special event rentals after one year of membership. Personalized membership card granting admission to regular mansion tours.
- All benefits listed above for an affordable rate for those 25 years old and under.
- All benefits listed above for one person.
- All benefits listed above for two adults and their children at the same address.
Colt Circle $100.00
Named for Ethel Barrymore Colt Miglietta, the renowned singer and patroness of the arts, who with her mother, actress Ethel Barrymore, summered at Linden Place.
- Family membership benefits, free or heavily discounted admission to all concerts and four passes granting free museum admission.
- Colt Circle benefits for two PLUS special recognition in our newsletter, Linden Place News
- Family membership benefits, four free passes granting museum admission, significant discounts on event rentals for corporate events, special recognition in our newsletter and four corporate membership cards.
- Colt Circle membership benefits, ten passes granting free admission to guests, special recognition in our newsletter, significant discounts on special event rentals and a private behind the scenes guided tour with the Director.
Join Friends of Linden Place today with our Online Membership Application below– Please call the Linden Place office to renew/become a member. .
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