A Federal mansion in the heart of Bristol, Rhode Island, the Linden Place mansion (Samuel Colt House) was designed by Rhode Island architect Russell Warren in 1810 for General George DeWolf. The house later was occupied by the general's descendents, including the prominent Colt family and theatrical scions Ethel, Samuel and John Drew Barrymore. Numerous dignitaries, among them four U.S. presidents, were entertained at the antique-furnished home. The mansion its 1.8-acre site boasts a dramatic 4-story mahogany, wall-supported spiral staircase (the only one of it's kind in the entire United States) and shares its site with rose arbor gardens, a carriage barn, summer house, 19th century bronze sculptures and gazebos and various historic outbuildings including the 1906 Linden Place ballroom. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was featured in the movie,"The Great Gatsby". The mansion is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, noon to 4 pm. Holiday events take place in December. For more infformation about tours, rentals, special events and educational programs, call (401) 254-0390.
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