Linden Place Mansion
Linden Place Mansion is set to open for visitors to the estate beginning May 2nd. With tours, exhibits, activities and special events for all ages, Linden Place offers a fun and educational experience for the entire family.
Built in 1810 by General George DeWolf in the Federal style, Linden Place is known for its architectural significance. Especially noted for its magnificence is the four-story all-wood, curved staircase, the only one of its size in a private home in America. The mansion was even featured in the film The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
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, and the great actress Ethel Barrymore, who married in to this prominent family. Visitors are also welcome to stroll through the sculpture-filled gardens where they will find Greek bronzes and an 18th Century gazebo.
Guided and self-guided tours of the estate will be offered Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m. until 4 p.m., and by appointment.