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Linden Place Mansion

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

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 2 weeks ago

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 13 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

Thank Helena S
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

As a much younger person, I was in front of the mansion when Robert Redford and Mia Farrow were dancing. They used the Mansion for a setting of the original Great Gatsby movie. Linden Place makes Bristol proud. Recently I along with my wife and...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Well preserved house with very interesting local history. It is worth the visit if you are visiting Bristol. Interesting connection to the movie The great Gatsby.

Thank Mari R
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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.