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.
This tour is offered on select Thursdays and Saturdays during the tour season and also by appointment.
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