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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 April 15 to Dec. 14 and by appointment only from Dec. 15 to Feb. 21, when we reopen for weekends and our Maple Sugaring event. 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.

Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugaring Poster 2017The chill in the air can only mean one thing at Coggeshall – Maple Sugaring season is about to start. Bundle up, and join us as we showcase historic methods of maple sugaring and talk about how this New England tradition ties into a variety of topics from abolition to international shipping. Then, warm up by the hearth and enjoy hot cider and authentic johnnycakes.

Maple Sugaring is a decade-long tradition at Coggeshall and the first major event of the year. In addition to demonstrations, the Coggeshall Museum Store will be selling 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, Casey and Jeromy at the Maple CampFebruary 21-26, March 4-5, 11-12, 18-19. This event is included in normal admission prices and is free for Coggeshall Members. For more information about Maple Sugaring, please contact Eleanor at e.langham@coggeshallfarm.org.

 

 

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. Email Casey Duckett to schedule a date.