Haffenreffer Grant of Mt. Hope

In 1955, the Haffenreffer Family Foundation donated their historic Mount Hope Farm estate to Brown University. The property presently consists of 372 acres of land in Bristol, RI on which a variety of programs and opportunities available.


Outing Reservation & Location

A 3,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose lodge may be rented for University use from April through Veteran's Day (November) each year. Please note that Brown University's Office of Continuing Education sponsors a program at the Reservation that typically runs from early June through early August, meaning that the Reservation is typically not available for other uses. Please call our office for specific details. The normal base rate fee is waived for any recognized Brown student organization. Personal events can be scheduled by Brown students and personnel. Reservation requests should be made by emailing HaffenrefferOuting@Brown.edu. The street address of the Haffenreffer Grant of Mount Hope is 310 Tower Street in Bristol, RI. You can find directions by using Google maps here: http://maps.google.com/.

Recreational Use

Members of the Brown community (students, faculty, and staff) are permitted passive recreational use of Haffenreffer within the Visitor Policy guidelines during normal visiting hours (9 AM to sunset daily). Alumni are welcome to visit the property as well. Please contact the University Scheduling Office at (401) 863-6217 or email scheduler@brown.edu to review the Visitor Policy before visiting. Suggested activities might include picnicking, bird watching, hiking the shore, kite-flying, or a pastoral walk along the beach road. Queries regarding the acceptability of other activities should go through the Brown University Scheduling Office.

Field Station Land Use

The land grant and its ecological resources have served a myriad of University functions ranging from art projects to wilderness EMT training. Portions of the property serve as field stations accommodating faculty-student research and academic study. Within certainly limitations, the Outing lodge can serve as an open classroom in conjunction with Brown class excursions. Requests and application for land use should be directed to the University Scheduling Office at (401) 863-6217 or email scheduler@brown.edu.


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