Walking Tours

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Historic Walking Tours

Historic Walking Tours are led by BH&PS guides Rei Battcher as well as by guest historians and experts in a particular field.


Tours are $10 or $5 for active members of the BH&PS. Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is not required.


Tours begin and end at Society Headquarters at 48 Court Street, unless otherwise noted. Advance reservations are not needed.

Self-Guided Walking Tour Maps: Downtown Bristol

Are you interested in exploring historic downtown Bristol at your own pace? If so, we have two wonderful self-guided walking tours for you to choose from:  "Walking Tour of Hope Street North" and "Walking Tour of Hope Street South".  Both begin at Burnside Hall, 400 Hope Street. Pick a direction and go! 

PICK UP A MAP AT THE SOCIETY OR DOWNLOAD A COPY BELOW AND PRINT.


TO PRINT: 

Please download the selected pdf  below to your desktop. Set your printer to print “two-sided” and print. When done, organize so that the house numbers are in order, fold lengthwise, and staple together along the fold. 

BH&PS Walking Tour North (pdf)

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BH&PS Walking Tour South (pdf)

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Walking Tour Calendar

October 19

SUNSET WALK at Juniper Hill Cemetery

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Juniper Hill, 24 Sherry Avenue

Event Details

October 19

SUNSET WALK at Juniper Hill Cemetery

Walk with arborist and historian, Chris Fletcher, through the winding lanes of this historic cemetery listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Significant for its rural cemetery design of the mid 1800s, and designed by engineer, architect, and landscape gardener, Niles Bierragaard Schubarth, the actual landscape work was done by John De Wolf. Juniper Hill has a wide selection of trees including lindens, junipers, beeches, and oaks, along with an abundance of flowering dogwoods. Many of Bristol's early families are buried here including the DeWolfs, Colts, Knowltons, Dimans, and Herreshoffs. 


Meet at the small chapel inside the massive stone gates at 24 Sherry Avenue. Lanterns will be provided for those who do not bring their own flashlights..

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Juniper Hill, 24 Sherry Avenue