Rent Historic North Gate

North Gate Toll House, home of the Blackstone Valley Historical Society is available for rental. Please call or email John Houghton at 401-651-6463,  if interested. 

The former Grange functioned as a community center for many years, and is ideal for classes, meetings, parties, craft fairs, theater, small concerts and other events.

Downstairs Hall

The downstairs hall is adjacent to the kitchen and has a capacity of 70 people. The kitchen is large and suitable for use by a caterer.  It contains two refrigerators, a microwave oven, a gas oven and a large sink.   There is also a small room (about 10’ x 12’) off the foyer that is available with the downstairs hall.

Click here for a view of the Floor Plan of the First Floor.

Members of the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Choir rehearsing, showing part of the Upstairs Hall and the stage.

The upstairs hall has a maximum capacity of 160 people and includes a curtained stage.

North Gate is air-conditioned. The building has 11 2.5′ x 6’ tables, 2 3′ x 10′ tables, ample chairs and two podiums.  There is a piano and a white board upstairs.  Audio-visual equipment onsite includes an LCD projector and screens.

The building is not available on Thursday evenings or on Sunday mornings until 1:00 p.m. Discounts are available for regular rentals over a period of weeks or other multiple rentals.


Rental Fee Structure for Use of North Gate Members


Security Deposit (refunded if no damage or no violations)



Use of just Downstairs or just Upstairs, up to 5 hours



Use of both Downstairs and Upstairs up to 5 hours



Additional hours on same day



Use of Kitchen Facilities



Someone to open and close the building



Please call or email John Houghton 401-651-6463 if interested.  Send contract to: Blackstone Valley Historical Society, P.O. Box 125, Lincoln, RI  02865.

Member REQUEST AND AGREEMENT to Rent North Gate

NonMember REQUEST AND AGREEMENT to Rent North-Gate

Photographs by Jim Hendrickson.





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