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Linden Place Mansion

500 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1808
+1 401-253-0390
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Historic Bristol

Wonderful home with interesting history. Loved learning about the presidential visits. Hand... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Long Island, New York
Beautiful historic mansion in central Bristol, Rhode Island

This old mansion has lots of interesting history behind it including the fact that several American... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Andrew M
Jacksonville, Florida
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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 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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The history of this mansion and area are amazing! I never knew numerous presidents stayed at this mansion or the slave trade history along with the Colt Firearms it just goes on ad on. This town was attacked by the British from Ships etc. Locals...More

Thank OwensAdventures12
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We toured through this home.It was a self tour, I did not find this to be anywhere near as interesting as other places we have toured in the area. Would not tour this one again.

Thank Zipride
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Linden place is stunning and elegant setting for an exquisite wedding. This home has an incredible history. Presidents stayed at this home many years ago. Mia Farrow and Robert Redford danced in front of this wrought iron gates in the movie the Great Gatsby. It...More

1  Thank Helena S
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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.