Our programs offer unique, affordable ways to learn whether you visit alone, as a group, or as a family. If you're interested in history, learn about the roles of ordinary men, women, and children during the founding year's of a New Republic. If you're interested in nature, explore 48 acres of woodland, fields, and salt marsh. If you're interested in agriculture, take a lesson from the past in sustainable farming. Either way, come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in the past. Whether you're six or sixty, you won't be bored.
Interested in bringing your classroom or homeschool group for one of our education programs? Find detailed information on our Education page.
Coggeshall Farm Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm, year round.
Address: 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809. Google Map this location.
Children (3-12) & Seniors: $3.00
Children under 3 Free
Children (3-12) & Seniors: $5.00
Children under 3 Free
Museum Members receive free admission to the museum during regular open hours.
In addition to its historic exhibits, Coggeshall Farm Museum also offers a Museum Shop, picnic tables, and an eco-friendly composting toilet. The grounds and buildings are currently only partially accessible to those with mobility impairments.
Cash, checks, and Pay Pal are the only forms of payment accepted at this time. ATM's may be found at several locations in the town of Bristol.
Coggeshall Farm Museum offers special tours for School, Youth, and Adult tour groups with prior reservation. Please email us at GroupTours@CoggeshallFarm.org or call us at 401.253.9062 for more information or to schedule a group tour.
Coggeshall Farm Museum is located on Poppasquash Road off of Route 114 in Bristol, Rhode Island. The museum is easily accessible by car, bus, and bicycle. With a little extra effort, we can also be reached by foot, boat, and hoof.
From Providence: Interstate 195 East to exit 7 for Route 114 South. Turn right onto Poppasquash Road, located after the entrance to Colt State Park. Continue on Poppasquash Road 1.5 miles around Bristol Harbor to Coggeshall Farm Road and the museum entrance on the right.
From Newport: Route 138A North to Route 114 North. After crossing the Mount Hope Bridge, travel through historic downtown Bristol until Hope Street-Route 114, meets the harbor on the left. Poppasquash Road is located 1,000 feet north of the point where Hope Street meets the harbor, directly across the street from the stone V.F.W. Hall on the right. Continue on Poppasquash Road 1.5 miles around Bristol Harbor to Coggeshall Farm Road and the museum entrance on the right.
From Boston: Interstate 93 South to Route 24 South. On Route 24 in Rhode Island, take Exit 2 for Portsmouth/Bristol. Follow signs for Roger Williams University and Bristol. After crossing the Mount Hope Bridge, travel through historic downtown Bristol until Hope Street-Route 114, meets the harbor on the left. Poppasquash Road is located 1,000 feet north of the point where Hope Street meets the harbor, directly across the street from the stone V.F.W. Hall on the right. Continue on Poppasquash Road 1.5 miles around Bristol Harbor to Coggeshall Farm Road and the museum entrance on the right.
RIPTA's #60 Bus travels Route 114 on its route between Kennedy Plaza in Providence and the Gateway Center in Newport, Rhode Island. Poppasquash Road is located between the stops at Hope & State Street in Bristol and Main & Joyce Street in Warren.
Traveling south from Providence, watch for the entrance to Colt State Park on your right. The entrance is marked by two marble pillars and bronze statues of Colt's prize Jersey bulls. After the Park entrance, pass through a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Hope & Chestnut Street. Poppasquash Road is a half mile ahead on the right.
Traveling north from Newport, the bus will cross the Mount Hope Bridge and enter Bristol. After passing through historic downtown Bristol, watch for the harbor on your left. Poppasquash Road is located 1,000 feet north of the point where Hope Street meets the harbor, directly across the street from the stone V.F.W. Hall on the right.
On foot, follow Poppasquash Road around Bristol Harbor for 1.5 miles. The museum entrance is located between two large stone pillars on the right. For more information about RIPTA and route schedules, please visit their web site.
The East Bay Bike Path is a 14.5 mile path connecting India Point Park in Providence with Independence Park in Bristol. Traveling south along the Bike Path in Bristol, you'll pass the Audubon Society's sanctuary and continue along with Narragansett Bay on your right. About a mile after the Audubon, the Bike Path bears east and a tall brick smokestack will come into view in the distance. Continue to the intersection at Asylum Road. To the left is North Cemetery and a National Guard post. To the right, the road will fork to the Bristol Town Beach and Colt State Park. Turn right and follow the road into the Park. At the Stone Bridge spanning the Mill Gut, bear left and follow the path along the inlet. Coggeshall Farm Road will be half a mile on the left, just past the Stone Dairy Barn. For more information and access points to the Bike Path, please visit the Rhode Island State Parks web site.
Coggeshall Farm Museum is located south of the Mill Gut on Poppasquash Neck in Bristol. Boat ramps are located in nearby Colt State Park.
Photography in the museum is permitted for personal use only and should not interfere with other visitors' experiences. Commercial and press photography, commercial artwork, as well as other activities resulting in the creation of images from Coggeshall Farm Museum, are prohibited without prior written authorization from the Museum. During your visit, authorized photographers, or videographers, may record your image to be used for Coggeshall Farm Museum publicity purposes.
For the Safety and Comfort of All, Please:
*Watch your step! Our grounds and buildings are like those of 18th century Rhode Island, and may be rougher than expected.
* Do not walk or climb on walls, fences, or trees.
* Do not feed livestock without the permission of a staff member.
* Carry out all trash. Remember that the grass you walk on is food for the museum's livestock, and must be kept clean of plastic and refuse for their health.
* Do not attempt to pick up or hold livestock without permission of a staff member.
* All dogs must be leashed. Fowl and other animals free range on the grounds and dogs, however docile, may startle, injure, or kill livestock.
* Do not enter pens, pastures, or barns containing livestock without permission of a staff member.