Walk through history in Bristol

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BRISTOL — On Saturday Linden Place Museum hosts a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and its involvement in the slave trade. The guided tour begins at Linden Place, continues through the center of Bristol and down to the waterfront on Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade. The tour ends at the DeWolf Tavern where participants will enjoy a rum cocktail and ask questions. Reservations are required.

Bristol Tales of the Slave and Rum Trade Walking Tour

WHERE: Linden Place, 500 Hope St., Bristol

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

COST: $20 ($15 for Linden Place members)

MORE INFO: 401/253-0390

 

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