Linden Place is partnering with the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society (BHPS) and the East Bay BIPOC Research Group to bring a historic and immersive tour along Wood Street, Bristol, Rhode Island. Building upon the groundwork and research established by Dr. Kevin Jordan, this tour will delve deeper into the history of this unique neighborhood.
How do you build a community? What is its importance? Who are the people involved? Why did it disappear? Come with us for a walk in New Goree circa 1850, a neighborhood created by Bristol’s free African-American population during the years following the American Revolution. The tour begins at Linden Place, 500 Hope St. in Bristol, RI, and covers around 1.4 miles on level terrain over 90 minutes. The narration will end in the Bristol Town Common area, where guests can choose to stay and enjoy lunch at one of the many wonderful restaurants on Wood Street or be guided back to Linden Place by our tour guide.
The tour costs $15 per person, and tickets must be purchased in advance as the group is limited to 20 people, and we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. All proceeds from the tour will be donated to ResearchBipocHistory.org to support their historical research.
For tickets, please visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-walking-tour-of-the-free-black-community-of-new-goree-1850-tickets-692454729737?aff=oddtdtcreator