Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation
Bristol is alive with our rich history. This page will take you on a pictorial tour of some of the many historical sites in and around town.
Photo taken from the Lagoon Area.
The clock tower is a signature icon which can be seen from a great distance.
The power house is located beside the mill. This site was considered for restoration but is proving too cost prohibitive.
It is now slated for demolition.
Gazebo in Delaware Lagoon Park
The Gazebo is a short walk into the park which overlooks the end of the Delaware and Leigh Valley Canal.
Michael Dougherty Monument
A statue in honor of a native son survivor of the Civil War.
Grundy Mill Complex and the Delaware Canal Lagoon Area.
The Grundy Mill Complex consists of buildings constructed over a period of 55 years beginning in 1876 when Joseph Grundy moved his woolen industry from Philadelphia to Bristol.
The clock tower was erected circa 1911. The tower stand 168 feet tall.
The Grundy Mill complex was put on the NRHP in January of 1986.
Located on the west corner of Jefferson Avenue and Canal Street next to the Delaware Canal and across the street from Delaware Canal State Park.
Check out our salable page for Hometown pieces such this one of the Grundy Tower.
A Landmark site in Bristol Borough is the Wharf, located behind the historic King George Inn. To the left of the wharf is Lion's Park, maintained by the Bristol Lions and to the right is the Bristol Borough Waterfront where you can find memorials donated by some of the ethnic groups that proudly call Bristol their home.
The Gazebo in Lion's Park
Christopher Columbus Monument
This site is a work in progress. More will be added later.
Radcliffe Street runs parallel to the beautiful Delaware River in the Historic District of town. There are found many old beautiful homes built as early as the Revolutionary War.
The Margaret R. Grundy Museum
610 Radcliffe Street
The Margaret R. Grundy Museum was the home of industrialist and former US Senator, Joseph Grundy. It is an excellent example of a Victorian Home. The museum, named for Joseph Grundy's sister offers a rare look into the daily lives of the Grundy Family.