Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour

Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour Dates!

Linden Place Mansion will host walking tours of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic 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 DeWolf’s of Linden Place from museum educator, Robin Tremblay. Tremblay has extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour begins at Linden Place Mansion, 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 of 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 your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

The guided tour will take place on the following dates:

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00am

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00am

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00am

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 3:00pm

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00am

Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00am

Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 3:00pm

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 3:00pm

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00am

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3:00pm

Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to 15 people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org.

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