Friends of Linden Place
Linden Place Mansion is a Federal-style home built in 1810 by architect Russell Warren for the DeWolf family. Resting in the center of historic downtown Bristol, Rhode Island, Linden Place is the architectural "crown jewel" of Bristol.
Guided & self-guided tours of Linden Place, which was featured in the film The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, are given May through Columbus Day, Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Tours by appointment are available November through April by calling 401-253-0390.
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 was Queen Victoria and the great actress Ethel Barrymore who married in to this most prominent of American families. At the tour’s end, visitors are welcome to stroll the sculpture-filled gardens where they will find Greek bronzes and an 18th Century gazebo. Don’t miss the recently opened Bristol Art Museum in Linden Place’s 19th Century Barn.
Guided tours, subject to the availability of docents, are offered Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m., May through October, and throughout the year by appointment. Call the office at 401-253-0390 to schedule a guided tour.
Group Tours are offered at the discounted rate of six dollars per person. A minimum of twenty guests per group is required and the driver and escort (s) are complimentary. Make your group tour even more special by arranging lunch in our tented courtyard (offered seasonally). Contact the office at 401-253-0390 for pricing and arrangements.
Group Visit Reservation Form
To request a group visit to Linden Place, please download the attached form and fax to 401-253-4106.