October 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guided Tour of Historic Hearthside House
The stately historic Hearthside House Museum is hosting guided tours on Sunday, October 25th. Best known for its unusual architecture, Hearthside also has lots of stories about its previous owners to tell and an impressive array of antiques and artifacts to show. Rather than being focused on a special program or exhibit, this guided tour showcases the 200-year history of the stone mansion.
These one-hour guided tours are led by docents in period attire and include 11 rooms on the first and second floors. Learn about the fascinating history of Hearthside and its legendary beginnings as a result of a winning lottery ticket. “The House That Love Built” has welcomed several different families as its residents over the past 200 years until ownership passed to the Town of Lincoln in 1997. Over this time, Hearthside has been home to a candle and soap maker, a lawyer, a horse breeder, several farmers, a real estate developer, a merchant, a hand-weaving business, a coal and lumber dealer, a mill owner, a printer, and a publisher.
Timed admissions are in allotments every 20 minutes to allow for ample social distancing throughout the museum with 4-5 guests per slot. Advance registration and ticket purchase only. Tickets are $12. Also open is the one-room Pullen’s Corner Schoolhouse at Chase Farm Park where the teacher welcomes visitors back in time to this classroom set up for students during the 1870s.
Visit www.hearthsidehouse.org to purchase tickets. Call 401-726-0597 for more information.
The Great Road Heritage Campus at Chase Farm Park is located at 671 Great Road in Lincoln, RI.