When the chill of February arrives in Bristol, Coggeshall comes out of hibernation just in time for a time-honored tradition: Maple Sugaring!
Visit our sugaring camp, where we will tap our Norway and Sugar maple trees, carve wooden trenchers, and boil maple sap into sugar. Learn about how this New England tradition ties into a variety of topics from abolition to international shipping. Then, warm up by the farmhouse hearth and enjoy mulled cider and authentic johnnycakes.
For decades, Coggeshall has continued to practice historic methods of maple sugaring. In addition to demonstrations, the Coggeshall Museum Store will sell honey from hives on our property and maple syrup made with sap tapped from the maple trees along Colt Drive.
Public hours are 10am-4pm, February 20-25, and weekends in March. Maple Sugaring is extremely weather dependent - for daily updates and to see if we are sugaring, please see our Facebook.
This event is included in normal admission prices and is free for Coggeshall Members. For more information about Maple Sugaring, please contact Eleanor at firstname.lastname@example.org.