Coggeshall Farm Museum is now open!
Coggeshall Farm Museum is using 2021 to build up and be better than ever. The museum, after a challenging year, has decided to be a free resource for the community for normal operating hours for this summer (2021) – see below for hours.
Coggeshall Farm Museum will be leveraging its partnership with Old Sturbridge Village to bring exciting new programs to the Farm. The first being Fairy Tale Farm, an evening theatrical production in collaboration with ClockJack Productions. Later in August and early fall there will be four themed weekends where elements of the Coggeshall story will be highlighted.*
Aug. 7-8: Music & Art weekend – Learn more here.
Aug. 28-29: Textiles weekend – Learn more here.
Sept 4-5: Agriculture weekend
Sept. 18-19: Craft weekend
Check back for more details about these special themed weekends.
*Standard daytime rates apply. Free for members adults and youth, non-members $10 adult, $5 youth.
This July, Coggeshall Farm Museum will bring back The StoryWalk® Project as part of our Fairytale Farm Program, July 10-31. StoryWalk® is the perfect way to enjoy Coggeshall’s outdoor site and read a classic children’s book at the same time. This season’s StoryWalk® is “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” as retold and illustrated by James Marshall. Originally published in 1988, Marshall’s retelling of this well-known fairytale is filled with humor and whimsy, the perfect companion to the Fairytale Farm Program. The StoryWalk® is available for viewing anytime Coggeshall is open to the public in the month of July.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
2021 Hours of Operation
(Subject to change; Please confirm before visiting!)
Coggeshall Farm Museum will have altered hours of operation during the run of Fairy Tale Farm. It will be open 1:00 – 4:00, close 4:00 – 5:00, then re-open for the program 5:00 – 8:00.
August 2 – October 11*
Open Thursday – Sunday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- OPEN Monday, September 6 (Labor Day)
- OPEN Monday, October 11
Click here to see hours for remainder of 2021
October 14 – November 28
Open Weekends Only (Saturday and Sunday) | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- OPEN Thursday, November 11 (Veterans’ Day)
- CLOSED Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving)
December 1 – December 19
Stay tuned for information regarding a special Christmas program in December!
Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, Rhode Island, Coggeshall Farm Museum recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a late 18th-century salt marsh farm through live interpretation, historic structures, heirloom plants, and heritage-breed animals.
Discounts on Standard Daytime Admission
PLEASE NOTE: Discounts on standard daytime admission are currently available at the door only, not online.
Coggeshall Farm Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, and our participation is made possible by the generous donors of the Field of Flags campaign.
- Active duty military and veterans, and their families (up to 6 people) receive complimentary standard daytime admission, with an additional 25% off for others in the party.
New England Teachers
Buy one adult, get one free OR purchase one adult ticket at 1/2 price with a valid teacher ID.
EBT and WIC cards
EBT or WIC cards from any state in the United States can be used to get $3 adult and youth standard daytime admission to Coggeshall Farm Museum for up to four people per EBT or WIC card – cannot be combined with other discounts/promotions or used for special daytime events or evening programs.
Local libraries may join our Library Pass Program, making an adventure to Coggeshall Farm Museum available to their patrons at a discount. Library Passes offer patrons 50% off standard daytime admission at Coggeshall Farm Museum for one party of up to four individuals on a given day. These passes are valid only for standard daytime admission. Special events, programs or performances that require a separate ticket are not eligible. This discount cannot be combined with other offers.
Get a fascinating insider’s view of Coggeshall Farm Museum by becoming a member—an excellent way to get the most out of your experience! Whether you join on the individual, dual or family level, whether you visit just a few times a year or every few weeks, museum membership provides incredible value, exclusive access to exciting members-only programming, and a deeper connection to Coggeshall itself.
Membership support helps Coggeshall Farm Museum care for our buildings, heritage breed animals, and heirloom gardens, and provides expert costumed interpreters and outstanding educational programs for both the general public and students alike.
Members of Coggeshall Farm Museum receive many benefits including unlimited standard daytime admission to Coggeshall AND Old Sturbridge Village.
Learn more about membership here.
Find us off of Rt. 114 to Poppasquash Road, in Bristol, Rhode Island. From 195E, take RI Exit 2B (Rt 114S), from Rt. 24, take RI Exit 2 (Rt. 114N). For GPS use “Coggeshall Farm Museum.” Note: using 1 Colt Drive may direct you to the wrong location in Colt State Park.Parking for Coggeshall Farm Museum visitors is available in one of our fields, marked by signage. Our parking lot is only accessible from the Poppasquash Road entrance.
From Providence: Take Interstate 195 East to exit 2B for Route 114 South. Continue on 114 through Barrington and Warren and into Bristol. Continue past the entrance to Colt State Park and turn right onto Poppasquash Road, just before you head into the center of historic downtown Bristol (if you see the waterfront on the right, you’ve gone too far). Continue on Poppasquash Road 1.5 miles to the museum entrance on the right.
From Newport: Take 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 on the left, 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. Go left on Poppasquash Road and continue 1.5 miles to the museum entrance on the right.
From Boston: Take 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 on the left, 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. Go left on Poppasquash Road and continue 1.5 miles to the museum entrance on the right.