Historic Walking Tour of The Free Black Community of New Goree 1850

Walking Tour


Location: Linden Place, 500 Hope St. in Bristol, R

Historic Walking Tour of The Free Black Community of New Goree 1850

Become immersed in the history of this unique neighborhood along streets that you might travel every day.

BRISTOL, RI – The first tour sold out and a new date has been added! On Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 am, 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 the course of 90 minutes. The narration will end on the Bristol Town Common area where guests can choose to stay and grab lunch at one 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 [researchbipochistory.org] to support their historical research.


For more information on this and other Linden Place events, please visit www.lindenplace.org [lindenplace.org] or call (401) 253-0390

Contact: (401) 253-0390