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Bristol, RI


Fun Facts, Real Estate Facts & Things To Do

Bristol Rhode Island

  • The town of Bristol is located in Bristol County and has 22,954 people according to the 2010 census.
  • Bristol is a deep-water seaport and is named after Bristol England.
  • Major industries include boat building, manufacturing and tourism.
  • The first battle of the King Philip's War took place in Bristol in 1675.
  • After King Philip's War the town settled in 1680.
  • Size: 20.6 Sq Miles (Land: 10.1 Sq Miles, Water: 10.5 Sq Miles)
  • Zip Code: 02809
  • Town of Bristol Official Website
  • Coordinates: 41°41′3″N 71°16′7″W

Real Estate Facts


% of Value



Biz / Personal Prop

$13.06 100% $13.06 $17.35 $13.06

* last assessed in 2010, exemptions include: elderly, veterans and disabled owner occupied properties.

Find out more about Bristol RI's trash pick-up & recycling rules by clicking the "trash" link above. Did you know: No more than 10 containers related to a single family premise shall be picked up. Multi-family dwellings shall be allowed 5 containers per dwelling unit not to exceed 15 bags in total.

Around Town

historic place
Mount Hope Bridge
  • The Mount Hope Bridge connects Portsmouth with Bristol over the Narragansett Bay.
  • The towers are 285 tall.
  • The length of the main span 1,200 feet long.
  • The total length of the bridge is 6,130 feet.
  • Water clearance 135 feet.
  • Constructed in 1927 and Opened in 1929
  • Since 1976, the Mount Hope Bridge has been listed with the National Register of Historic Places (Structure #76000038).
  • No Pedestrians on Bridge! Bicycles allowed!

historic place
America's Cup Hall of Fame
  • Located in the Herreshoff Marine Museum at 1 Burnside St Bristol RI 02809 you will find a tribute to outstanding achievements in the America's Cup sailing competition.
  • Past sponsors of the Hall of Fame ceremonies have included names like Rolex and Louis Vuitton.
  • Features plaques of the inductees and artifacts related to the America's Cup.
  • The library contains one of the largest collections of manuscripts and books related to the America's Cup & Yachting history.
  • The Hall of fame was founded in 1992 by Halsey C Herreshoff.
  • There are 55 inductees.
historic place
Bristol Ferry Light
  • located on the shores of Narragansett Bay at Bristol Point, the northern land point of Mount Hope Bay at the base of the Mount Hope Bridge.
  • The two-story square brick lighthouse was built in 1855.
  • 1-1/2 story brick keeper's house.
  • Use was discontinued in 1927.
  • Was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

Bristol Schools

Barrington Schools
Colt Andrews Elementary School

At Colt Andrews Elementary School our msission is to provide a safe environment where students can grow as learners and become respectful and responsible citizens.

570-574 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
PHONE 401-254-5987
FAX 401-254-3926

If you are interested in touring Colt Andrews Elementary School, please call at least 48 hrs. before to let us know you will be attending one of the dates listed. Tours are at 2:30 pm on Jan. 19th, Feb. 23rd, Mar. 22th and Apr. 26th, May 24th.

Guiteras School

35 Washington Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Hugh Cole Elementary School

50 Asylum Road, Warren, Rhode Island 02885
Phone (401) 245-1460
School Hours 8:25am-2:50pm
Doors open at 8:10am and students can enter the classroom at 8:15am

Kickemuit Middle School

525 Child Street, Warren, Rhode Island 02885
Phone 401-245-2010

The mission of Kickemuit Middle School is to educate all students to become skillful learners and responsible productive citizens.

Mount Hope High School

199 Chestnut Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Phone 401-254-5980

Rockwell School

1225 Hope Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Phone (401) 254-5930
Fax (401) 247-3746

East Bay Bike Path

Barrington Bike Path

The East Bay Bike Path is the first multi-town bike path we built in Rhode Island. It travels 14.5 miles from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol, passing many state and local parks and recreation areas. Connecting neighborhoods, schools and business districts, the path is popular with commuting cyclists heading into Providence.

  • Bristol Parking:
  • Independence Park, Bristol


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Farmers Markets & Farms

rhode island farmers markets and farms farmers market
Mount Hope Farm
  • 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
  • Phone: 401-254-1745
  • Website
  • When? Every Saturday – Rain or Shine!
  • Where? In Barn at Mount Hope Farm!
  • What time? 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Who’s there? EVERYBODY!


The Mount Hope Farmers Market is a year round market offering Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Meats, Eggs, Cheese, Seafood, Honey, Coffee, Bread, Pastries, Pies, Prepared Foods, Salsas/Sauces/Relishes, Potted Plants & Seedlings, Soaps & Lotions, Cleaning Products, Local Crafts, Live music, Demonstrations, Tastings, and more! Bring the whole family, shop for local food, visit the sheep, goats & poultry, grab a trail map, and walk the beautiful grounds of the farm!

The Mount Hope Farmers Market now accepts debit/credit/ SNAP & WIC. Just use your card at the Market Welcome Table to buy Fresh Buck Tokens (and bring enough bags to carry your goodies home!)

Bonus Bucks @ The Market! Thanks to Wholesome Wave, and in Partnership w/ Farm Fresh RI, we are now also offering Bonus Bucks to SNAP users: for every $5 in market tokens you buy using your SNAP card, get $2 in “Bonus Bucks,” to be redeemed for fresh fruit & veggies at the market! (For more information click here, or email farmersmarket@mounthopefarm.org!)

farmers market
Coggeshall Farm Museum
  • History comes alive at Coggeshall Farm Museum, and you’re at the center of it. Experience first-hand how families lived on a tenant farm in the 1790s, just after the American Revolution and before the sweeping changes brought in by the Industrial Revolution. Step back in time, share our hearth and help us sustain a way of life that gave birth to the American Dream.
  • 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809
  • Phone: 401-253-9062
  • Website


Bristol Libraries

books libraries in rhode island
Roger's Free Library
  • Roger's Free Library Website
  • The library was founded in 1877 and reinvented in 2008
  • Address: 525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
  • Phone: 401-253-6948
  • "Bristol has the generosity of Maria DeWolf Rogers to thank for the Rogers Free Library, an impeccably designed brownstone building located in the heart of town and now into its second century of library service. It was built in 1877 at a cost of $20,000 and dedicated to the memory of Maria’s beloved husband Robert, who, when he died, was the wealthiest citizen of Bristol. The start-up collection numbered 4,000 volumes. Over the first 80 years of its existence, the Library occupied the second floor of the building in which two banks shared the first level (providing a constant revenue stream for Rogers Free Library)." ~ library website

Bristol Beaches & Parks

beaches in barrington ri

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Bristol Town Beach Rt 114 Asylum Rd SITE 401.253.7000 x 149 Salt
Union Street Beach Union St n/a 401.253.7000 Salt
Park Name Address Website Phone Type
Colt State Park Route 114 SITE 401.253.7482 State