Bristol, R.I. – Coggeshall Farm Museum will be reopening its front gate admission to the public on March 20, 2021, after being closed to the public during the winter months. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate early spring life on the 18th-century farm. Exhibitions will include textile demonstrations and the set-up of an historic loom, a furnished farmhouse, and piglets born earlier in the year.
Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, R.I., Coggeshall Farm Museum tells the story of the Coggeshall family farm in the late 18th-century. As the museum reopens to the public, it will focus on providing special new programming to interpret life in the 1790s - from farming to daily home activities, such as gardening, fence-making, laundry, textiles, and more. Activities that typically take place inside of the historic buildings will be re-imagined in an outdoor setting to provide easier and safer access to the viewing public.
To manage capacity in accordance with Rhode Island guidelines, Coggeshall Farm Museum will be limiting the number of visitors. All visitors have the opportunity to purchase or reserve tickets in advance online at www.coggeshallfarm.org. Visitors are asked to follow state guidelines and wear face coverings or masks while at Coggeshall Farm Museum, especially when interacting with staff and other visitors. As an outdoor living history museum, safe social distancing is encouraged and will be monitored, and hand sanitizing stations will be available through the historic grounds. Coggeshall will also honor reciprocal membership with its sister museum and managing partner, Old Sturbridge Village (OSV)