Historic Bristol Day is set for Oct. 20

The 42nd annual celebration will feature the return of the tall ship ‘Gazela Primeiro’ and more

The Times

Bristol Borough, which won the title of “Main Street 2017,” will be welcoming visitors to 42nd Historic Bristol Day on Saturday, Oct. 20 (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town, founded in 1681, will also be welcoming the return of the tall ship “Gazela Primeiro” to its docks on the Delaware River at the foot of Mill Street, where free tours will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This annual event, sponsored by the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation (a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization), will feature tours of four private residences, a riverfront tea, a Revolutionary War encampment, car show, narrated sailboat regatta, variety of entertainment, food court, children’s corner, crafters & vendors, art and historical exhibits, walking tours, archeological dig, tours of public buildings and churches, and more. All activities are free except the house tour and tea.

House tour and tea tickets may be purchased in advance at $12 each at the Bristol Tax Office, Great IDs by Anne, Mignoni Jewelry, the Mill Street Pharmacy and the Grundy Library. On Historic Bristol Day, tickets at $15 each will be sold at the corner of Radcliffe and Market Sts. and Radcliffe and Walnut Sts. A detailed HBD program will be issued with ticket.

Free parking will be available in the municipal lot behind Mill St., in Dow Chemical Company’s Otter Creek Lot on Old Rt. 13, in the Lenox Building lot at 1414 Radcliffe St., and in the SEPTA lot at Washington and Prospect Sts. Free shuttle service will be provided.

For more information, visit bristolhistory.org or call 215–781–9895 or 267–980–7308.