Coggeshall Farm Museum

P.O. Box 562, Bristol, RI, 02809
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Coggeshall Farm Museum

Coggeshall Farm Museum is located adjacent to Colt State Park, the living, history museum depicts life on a 1790's salt marsh farm. Sheep and chickens roam the grounds while cattle graze in the fields.

Coggeshall Farm Museum is a living historical farm set on 48 acres that have been cultivated by Europeans since the late 17th century, and probably for generations before that by the Pokanoket. The Museum's c. 1790 farmhouse overlooks a salt marsh toward the north of Poppasquash point. Near to the farmhouse are a kitchen garden, pastures, a stone spring house and animal barns. Sheep, chickens and farm cats roam the grounds, while oxen, donkeys and a horse graze in the fields.  The farm's garden hosts a variety of early fruits and vegetables surrounded by an abundant border of herbs. Antique and reproduction tools - axes, saws, scythes are regularly in use around the farm.

The museum is open year-round, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March to September and from 10 a.m. to dusk October to February.