Kids day out in Coggeshall Farm Museum

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Poppasquash Route 114 Road
Bristol RI

About Coggeshall Farm Museum

Coggeshall Farm Museum is a living historical farm set on 48 acres in Bristol, Rhode Island. The museum depicts Bristol's agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals.

Interpreters dressed in accurate reproduction clothing carry out the same tasks practiced on Rhode Island's coastal tenant farms during the Federal Period. As the weather and seasons change, so too does the work, following a continuous cycle of birth, raising, and eventual harvest. Visitors to the museum encounter a New England farm at work in the years leading up to the Industrial Revolution; on the cusp of major social and technological change that would usher in new ways of understanding agriculture and the world.

The museum utilizes its entire 48 acre site as an educational environment. Visitors experience the past using all of their senses and are invited to assist the farmers with their work. The museum's collection is focused on process, not objects, and those who are willing may find meaning in the past through hands on learning.

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