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

September 28

Bristol Bombed & Burned

10 - 11:30 am

Downtown Bristol

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September 28

Bristol Bombed & Burned

During the American Revolution, Bristol was bombed on Saturday, October 7, 1775, and then burned on Sunday, May 25, 1778. This tour explores the history of these dramatic events and their impact on the Town's buildings.

10 - 11:30 am

Downtown Bristol