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Linden Place Mansion

500 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1808
+1 401-253-0390
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A nice to place to visit if you are in Bristol

I made the 1.5 hour ride from Central MA down to Bristol, RI in December 2017 to visit Linden Place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Worcester, Massachusetts
Getting to know Bristol

Toured this mansion and learned that it was visited by 3 presidents. This home is lovingly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathy B
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Built in 1810, Linden Place magnificently reflects the prosperity of the DeWolf merchant princes and the exquisite taste inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. Visitors see one of the best examples of Federal architecture, from the Palladian windows to the fluted Corinthian columns, which flank the front entrance and the four-story spiral staircase. 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 were Queen Victoria and the great actress Ethel Barrymore who married in to this most prominent of American families. Visitors are also welcome to stroll the sculpture-filled gardens where they will find Greek bronzes and an 18th Century gazebo.
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500 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1808
+1 401-253-0390
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I made the 1.5 hour ride from Central MA down to Bristol, RI in December 2017 to visit Linden Place Mansion and Blithewold Mansion. Although Linden Place is very nice, it is very small and I would have been disappointed if I made the trek...More

Thank LovesToTravel716
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toured this mansion and learned that it was visited by 3 presidents. This home is lovingly restored and the grounds are beautiful. Many events are held there including weddings! This place really adds to the rich history of the area.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We visited Linden Place Museum while the Christmas decorations were still up, which added an elegance to the already beautifully adorned home. Something to keep the younger ones (and young at heart) interested is offered in a sort of scavenger hunt for items throughout the...More

Thank Rejoice-USA
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Wonderful home with interesting history. Loved learning about the presidential visits. Hand written note by Thomas Jefferson was awesome! Had the pleasure of meeting Joan Roth who provided many interesting tid bits about the owners and the history of the DeWolfe family and their contributions...More

Thank Kawags
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This old mansion has lots of interesting history behind it including the fact that several American presidents once visited this home. The center of Rhode Island's slave trade was once based out of this house as well, since the family were a bunch of slave...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Visited during the holiday to check out the decorations, beautiful. This is a little step back in time with the Colt's and the Barrymore's. You also get a little Robert Redford from the Great Gatsby. It really is worth the visit.

Thank Bengells
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Attended a September wedding the reception was outside on a cold day! Basically the Mansion is there for pictures only as guest are in a building in the back.

Thank Pat F
Reviewed 1 July 2017

If you are a history buff, you will love this lovely home. Easy walk to this from main area of Bristol. Excellent condition and well furnished. Home is still used for weddings.

Thank Judy2step
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The house itself is historical, but the guide sheets were not all that informative. It would have been nice to have a self-guided tape or tablet so that we could have appreciated the facility more. There was a "self-guide" stapled set of pages that we...More

Thank SeniorTravelME
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I attended an intimate wedding, max capacity is 110, at the Linden Place Mansion. The grounds were well groomed and a lovely place to host a reception. Unfortunately, I did not have time to look around the museum but I heard it was lovely. I...More

Thank glutenfreewanderlust
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11 June 2017|
Response from Joe P | Reviewed this property |
I think either would be appropriate. If it's any consolation I agree with your choice, my wife agrees with your wife's choice.