Lincoln, Rhode Island
A National Historic Landmark
Arnold House is a rare surviving example of a stone-ender, a once-common building type featuring a massive chimney end wall. Built by Eleazer Arnold in 1693, the house features stone work that reflects the origins and skills of the settlers who emigrated from the western part of England.
Arnold, a landowner with a wife and ten children, secured a license for a “Publick House.” Tavern customers were probably served in the great room or hall of the house. The structure has sustained many alterations over the centuries. Visitors find evidence of seventeenth-century construction methods, eighteenth-century additions, nineteenth-century graffiti, and the twentieth-century approach to preservation that restored the house to its present appearance.
Please visit nearby Clemence-Irons House.
Visit Arnold House
Saturday – Sunday, year round
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tours on the hour. Last tour at 4:00 p.m.
Closed most major holidays.
Free for Historic New England members and Lincoln residents. Become a member.
Location and directions
487 Great Road
Lincoln, R.I. 02865
Directions detail: Follow Route 295 to RI-146 South, exit 9. Exit at RI-123, Breakneck Rd. Go east (left) on Breakneck Road for 1.5 miles. The parking area for Arnold House is on the left before the house.
Parking: There is a town-owned parking area west (left) of the Arnold House on Great Road. It is marked with a sign that reads “Gateway Park.”
Contact Arnold House
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