Pierce House Committee
AboutWe welcome your interest in the Pierce House and hope you will take as much pleasure in the house and property as we do. The c. 1900 Pierce House is located within the Lincoln Center Historic District in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, along with several other historic properties in the district. In the 1920s, the Pierce House was counted among the top ten most valuable estates in Lincoln.
The Pierce House is a Town-owned property, offering an elegant, historic space for meetings, weddings, and other special events, as well as access to acres of rolling lawns and woodlands for exploring, walking your dogs, or playing games. We offer free events and activities to Lincoln residents, such as the New Year's First Day event, a Play Group for children, as well as space for Town groups, businesses, and other organizations to meet, including, but not limited to, the Lincoln Family Association, the Lincoln Historical Society, the Lincoln Minutemen, Lovelane, the Lincoln Council on Aging, the Domestic Violence Network, Codman Farm, and the Board of Selectmen.
We are currently exploring ways to offer more to the Lincoln community. We are also looking for volunteers to bring their expertise to help us maintain the house and property. Please contact the manager at Pierce House should you like to support our efforts. You can reach the Director of the Pierce House, Victoria Otis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 781-259-9757.
MissionOur mission is to be stewards of this historic property so that residents of Lincoln, neighbors, and guests may continue to use the Pierce House as a venue to gather and celebrate, in keeping with the spirit of John H. Pierce's gift to the Town of Lincoln.
HistoryThe Pierce House was built in 1900 by John H. Pierce, a gentleman farmer and businessman about whose affairs we know very little. Crafted in the Georgian-Revival style, the house was intended to resemble the circa 1759 Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and originally included vegetable gardens, an orchard, and a carriage house, which burned in 1950.
In 1964, the Pierce family left the house and more than 30 surrounding acres of woodlands and rolling lawns to the Town of Lincoln. Since that time, the house has served as a unique location for weddings, meetings, and other special events.
For more information about the Pierce House, please see www.piercehouse.com