[X] CLOSEMAIN MENU

[X] CLOSEIN THIS SECTION

Coggeshall Farm Museum

Events, Programs and Workshops

Coggeshall Farm Museum’s year-round events, workshops and special programs offer something for every age and interest.

Whether you enjoy attending major festivals or prefer the intimate experience of a hearthcooking workshop, you'll find something that's just the right fit for you, your family and your friends. We hope you'll join us soon!

We are open Tuesday through Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, weekends February vacation through Memorial Day and Labor Day through December 15. We are open by appointment only from December 15 to February vacation. We are happy to book group tours or workshops with advance registration. Daily demonstrations and activities are free to members and regular admission for nonmembers, with certain exceptions. For hours and admission information, go to our Visit Us page. For information on joining Coggeshall, visit our Membership page.

Hearth Cooking

Learn about the 18th century diet, cooking, perserving, and all things food! From bread to pickled turnips, our kitchen is your kitchen. 

Woodworking

Help us complete carpentry tasks around the farm. Build fences, split wood, or try your hand at sawing.

 

Harvest Fair

sack race

September 2018

Harvest Fair celebrates the simple life, engaging visitors of all ages in friendly competitions, games, lively music and dance, hay rides, pony rides and much more against the backdrop of a working 18th century living history farm.

For 44 years, Coggeshall Farm Museum has drawn visitors from across New England for this major festival. Bring the whole family for a day of good old-fashioned fun.  

 

Home and Hearth Workshops

Coggeshall Kids and Teens

Children and teens can try their skill at 18th-century games, learn to sew by hand, make candles or lip balms, cook over the hearth or learn about caring for animals or gardening. Find out more.

Adults, Family and Friends

Would you like to enjoy a candlelit dinner that you cooked over the hearth with your friends or family? Interested in learning about heirloom gardens or wood processing? Find out more.

 

Children’s Programs

Birthday Parties
for large or small groups

Treat the birthday child and his or her friends to a day at the farm. We'll introduce them to our cows, sheep, turkeys and chickens, and they can learn a craft or simple woodworking skills. You can eat your birthday lunch and cake in our historic farmhouse around the hearth, and they can dress up as 18th-century kids. E-Mail Eleanor to schedule a date.