Mount Hope Farm
Mount Hope Farm (also known as Gov. William Bradford House) is a historic estate on Metacom Avenue in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Mount Hope Farm
Governor Bradford House in 2013
|Location||Bristol, Rhode Island|
|Area||211 acres (85 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||77000023 |
|Added to NRHP||May 2, 1977|
Description and historyEdit
The farm is located near the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol, Rhode Island, and the grounds have been farmed since the 1680s. The present 211 acres (85 ha) are a remnant of a much larger property that included Mount Hope, the traditional seat of the Wampanoag people. The main house on the farm was built in several stages, the earliest portion dating to c. 1745. Its builder was Isaac Royall, Jr., a noted merchant and owner of plantations in the West Indies. It was purchased in 1783 by William Bradford, who passed the property on to his children. Samuel W. Church purchased it from Bradford's heirs in 1837; he was a wealthy merchant from Taunton, Massachusetts and he made a major addition to the house in 1840. In 1917, the property was purchased by R. F. Haffenreffer, a wealthy industrialist and collector.
The farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It is now operated as a bed and breakfast inn and function facility. The farm is locally known for its farmer's market, held every Saturday year-round.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- "NRHP nomination for Mount Hope Farm" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- "Mount Hope Farmers Market, every Saturday from 9 to 1". Mount Hope Farm. Mount Hope Farm. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
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