Coggeshall Farm Museum

Living History Immersion: Field, Forge and Hearth

Beau copyLiving History Immersion on an 18th-Century Farm

3 days and 2 Nights at Coggeshall Farm Museum

Learn to live like a tenant farmer in the 18th-century at Coggeshall Farm Museum. To schedule your Living History Immersion Experience, email Casey Duckett.

Care for heritage breed livestock, including American Milking Devon cattle, Gulf Coast Native sheep, Narragansett turkeys and "dunghill" chickens.

blacksmithBecome a blacksmith's apprentice, cook your meals over an open hearth, mend fences and stone walls, process wood, clear paths and learn how to plant an heirloom garden.

Depending on the temperature, maple sugaring may be offered.

Sleeping accommodations are extremely rustic; sleeping bags required (pillows and sleeping mats optional).

Participants must be 14 years of age or older; anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Period accurate clothing preferred. Warm, rugged clothing required. (18th-century clothing may be purchased from Jas Townsend if desired.)

Cost: $400/person
(Limit of 12 persons per session; minimum of 4 required to conduct session)


charles and robertaCoggeshall Farm Museum is a living history farm set on 48 acres of pristine farmland bordering Narragansett Bay. This working 18th-century farm depicts the lives of the tenant farmers who worked this land for centuries, preserving historic methods, heritage breeds and heirloom plants. This historic farmhouse, built in the mid- to late-1700s, has been home to many farm families who helped to build this country from the ground up.

To register, email Casey Duckett or call 401-253-9062.