Coggeshall Farm Museum is a working living history farm, set on 48 acres of pristine coastal farmland. We recommend that ALL visitors check the weather before they come and wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.
Like many farms, the terrain at Coggeshall is a combination of flat, hilly and uneven ground. The site is rugged in places and may present challenges for people with mobility differences, particularly in wet, snowy or icy weather.
Although some find it manageable with a wheelchair, walker or stroller, others will find this difficult. If you need any special accommodations, please call us at 401-253-9062 before you come so that we can meet you when you arrive and assist you in any way possible.
The historic farmhouse is ramped at one entrance and our composting toilet is also ramped for your convenience.
We are currently exploring grant funding to improve accessibility to our unique site. For information on how you can support Coggeshall Farm Museum, please visit our Donate page.
Parking for daily visitors is available in the clamshell parking lot across from the historic farmhouse. Overflow parking is available along the side of the lane (please ensure that other cars can pass you). Special event parking will be identified by parking attendants. We are happy to provide parking on the hill in front of the Sission-Champlin Education Center for those with mobility differences, as this provides easier access to the site. For directions to our site, please visit our Hours, Rates and Directions page.
To access the site from the parking lot, cross the street and walk up the dirt path to the farmhouse. The Admissions entrance is in the small red "L" of the farmhouse. You will find a staff member in historic clothing in the farmhouse or workyard who will be ready to take your admission before you tour the site.
Coggeshall Farm has an eco-friendly composting toilet available for our visitors equipped with an ADA-approved ramp.
Coggeshall's Museum Shop offers a variety of 18th-century children's games, honey sticks, Coggeshall honey from our own bees, maple syrup produced from our Norway maples, t-shirts, magnets, and other unique gifts.
You are welcome to bring your picnic lunch to enjoy at Coggeshall during your visit. We have several picnic tables, or you may spread out a blanket on our meadow overlooking the salt marsh. Please do not feed any of our farm animals, as they are all on strict diets that maintain their health. Please also note that alcoholic beverages and smoking are not allowed on the site.