Linden Place Mansion
Linden Place Mansion
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 captaining 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 during museum hours provide a good account of one of the country’s most beautiful and fascinating house museums. Arrangements can also be made for docent-led tours.
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Stephanie N
Sarasota, FL7 contributions
Linden Place is a beautiful, historic home/museum located in downtown Bristol, RI. Had my wedding reception here over 20 years ago. We visit every year when we are in town. Beautiful place for a wedding or special event. Grounds are lovely and there is a gift shop. Definitely, a place to visit if you are visiting Bristol or the East Bay Area. So glad that this home is being maintained and open to the public as it is truly an architectural treasure!
Written 10 July 2022
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Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! Hope to see you back at LP soon!
Written 15 August 2022
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Cristina
Tracy, CA1 contribution
Friends
5/5 This house is absolutely beautiful inside and out. I love that we are free to walk around the house at your own pace. It definitely has some spirits roaming around. But nothing to be afraid of. I look forward to come back and visit very soon or even rent it out.
Written 2 November 2021
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champangedreamz
Boston, MA296 contributions
We loved reading the turbulent history of the house, viewing the amazing 4 story spiral staircase and learning more about Bristol through the home.
Written 20 August 2021
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franee0409
New York City, NY76 contributions
Wonderful mansion to visit with absolutely the most fascinating inventions and amenities for the time (1810). Decor, furnishings, paintings and hidden gems make this a must see stop. If you're lucky and the curator, David, is on siteyou're in for even more of a treat! Do visit!
Written 8 August 2021
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ceshorey
Boston, MA101 contributions
Couples
Beautiful historic home of the DeWolfe family. They are starting to be much more open about the family and its connection to the slave trade. If you go and only see the rooms and the decorative arts, you miss the most important aspects of Rhode Island society and the building of wealth on slavery and the slave trade.
Written 2 July 2021
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Hi Everett, If you ever make your way back to Linden Place, please take our audio tour which was launched this spring. It goes into depth about the transatlantic slave trade in Bristol and especially the DeWolf family which owned Linden Place. We also offer twice a month walking tours on this difficult but important subject matter. Thanks for your review!
Written 15 August 2022
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Joe V
6 contributions
Solo
Great place for history buffs! All the events and weddings here are beautifully done. I would recommend a visit in the spring.
Written 12 February 2021
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Scout
Water Mill, NY189 contributions
We should preserve our history good or bad and learn from it, The wealth of this family was earned from the slave trade and the museum acknowledges this in their brochure. It was not a long tour and we were not disappointed for a senior admission of only $10 per person. The current mood in the states now is to erase our heritage. Much could be said how this parallels what Hitler did with the burning of books. You cannot change the past, but you can learn from it
Written 12 December 2020
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Miguel B
Newark, NJ256 contributions
Wonderful Federal architecture. Unfortunately we could not visit inside because of the pandemic. Wonderful outdoor sculpture garden was a nice subsitute
Written 13 October 2020
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MHH
7 contributions
Friends
My daughter had her wedding here in October last year. Beautiful experience, first class service from all involved.
Written 19 March 2019
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Hi there, Thank you for your review! Congratulations to your daughter and family on the wedding. I'm so pleased you had a great time! Hopefully we'll see you soon!
Written 21 March 2019
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Deb L
Bristol, RI88 contributions
Couples
Lots of great history. Going back in the summer to take the live tour of both the house and the gardens.
Written 23 February 2019
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Hi Deb, Thank you for visiting! You are welcome anytime, if you'd like a guided tour please give us a call to set one up! Best, Bettina
Written 21 March 2019
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