Over 80 acres of picturesque hills and meadows depict the rural and open character of the Great Road Historic District. Originally a dairy farm that operated from 1867-1965, Chase Farm was Lincoln’s last operating dairy farm and is now enjoyed for a wide range of recreational uses and historic reenactments. The park includes a pond and a butterfly garden and is ideal for the study of the environment, science or interpretation for arts or literature.
A one-room schoolhouse, the 1850 Pullen Corner Schoolhouse, was relocated to the historic Chase Farm Park by the town, and is symbolic of Lincoln’s early education system. Because its original location had no safe access to it and therefore not used, it was in danger of being lost forever. Its new location at Chase Farm Park ensures a bright future as a compliment to telling the stories of our 19th century community. Friends of Hearthside will serve as stewards and coordinate programming as an enhancement to tours at Hearthside, Hannaway Shop and Chase Farm Park.
The Chase Farm House (c. 1890) is located within Chase Farm Park and is also owned by the town. Originally the home to three generations of the Chase family while operating the Chase Farm, the house had fallen into disrepair following years of being vacant following its purchase in 1987. In 2015, the house was restored and has now returned to its original use as a private residence, thanks to an arrangement with Preserve Rhode Island and the Town of Lincoln.