Hearthside

The House
that Love Built

     Stephen Hopkins Smith built his stately Federal style mansion in 1810 to impress a sweetheart
Now known as Hearthside, Smith's home welcomes visitors to discover the stories of the many families who lived there.
Hearthside is an award-winning historic house museum presenting historically themed exhibits and original programs. Costumed docents guide visitors on tours,
furnished throughout in period style. Hearthside is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operates under the stewardship of the all-volunteer nonprofit Friends of Hearthside, Inc.
Hearthside is located along historic Great Road in Lincoln, RI, 10 minutes north of Providence.

Bringing History to Life

From the moment you step foot inside Hearthside, you sense that you’ve stepped back to a past era from interpreters dressed in period attire, sounds from the turn-of-the-century Edison phonograph, the smell of bread baking, and the warmth and ambience of this charming historic home.
PROMOTING
Come discover just how exciting history can be for all ages, not just taking a look at the past, but how the past impacts our present and future.
PRESERVING
Repairing and restoring Hearthside is done with the utmost of care to maintain its historical integrity and so that this historic landmark is preserved for future generations.
INTERPRETING
Learn the fascinating stories about the families who called this unique house their home and what everyday life was like for them along the “Great Road to Mendon.”
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