Group Tours

Group tours are offered at the discounted rate of $10 per person. A minimum of ten guests per group is required and the driver and escort(s) are complimentary. Make your group tour even more special by arranging a step-on bus tour of Bristol and/or lunch in our tented courtyard (offered seasonally). For any questions or to arrange a group tour, please contact the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or e-mail

Specialty and Group Tour Offerings 



A visit to Linden Place is to experience two centuries of American history in one place. Long before it appeared in the movie The Great Gatsby, this exceptional example of Federal architecture was the dramatic stage

for one family's multi-generational journey from the dark days of the slave trade through the boom times of the Industrial Age. Since 1810, its owners faced reversals of fortune, praise and scandal, disgrace and redemption. Beyond being the seafarers responsible for Bristol's initial prosperity and later financial decline, they ended up capturing some of the country's most dynamic industries. Along the way, they hosted presidents married into a world-famous theatrical family and collected a wide array of treasures, which are on display. Though it's unfortunate Linden Place's walls can't talk, audio tours provide a good account of one of the country's most beautiful and fascinating house museums. Guided tours with one of Linden Place's experienced docents include the first and second floor and plenty of time for conversation and questions.

 Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Cost: $10.00/person  

Bristol and the Slave Trade talk and WaLking Tour 

This walking tour of Linden Place and downtown Bristol is focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf family and their involvement in the transatlantic Slave Trade. The DeWolf family, Bristol's notorious 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 the United States were impacted by the slave trading DeWolfs at Linden Place from  our museum educators. The tour begins at Linden Place Mansion, continues through the  center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol's lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave  trade.

 Duration: 2 hours 
 Where: starts at Linden Place Mansion and continues through downtown Bristol. Easy 1/2 mile walk.
 Cost: $15.00/person
This tour is offered on select Thursdays and Saturdays during the tour season and also by appointment. Please check our events page.

Linden Place Gardens and Grounds Tour

A special docent-led tour focused on the statuary on the Linden Place Mansion grounds. Explore the grounds while you uncover the history behind the statues and the man that brought them to Bristol, Samuel Pomeroy Colt. Hear the stories of Polymny, the woman who graces the front lawn as well as the “rampant colts” placed throughout the lawns. As you tour the grounds, you will have a chance to appreciate the 200-year-old mansion from a different view. Offered monthly May through September and by appointment.
Duration: 1 hour 
Cost: $12.00/person
This tour is offered on select Saturdays during the tour season and also by appointment. Please check our events page.

Gourmet Boxed Lunches 

Linden Place is delighted to offer our group tours the option of enjoying lunch inside our historic ballroom or tented courtyard, upon request. The catered boxed lunch, offered by one of Linden Place's premier caterers, will be served at linen covered tables. Requests for lunch must be made, at least, 3 weeks in advance.