Coggeshall Farm Museum
Coggeshall Farm Museum is a living history farm set on 48 acres in Bristol, Rhode Island. The museum depicts Bristol's agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals.
As an active, working restoration of a late 18th century farm, the museum is uniquely equipped to offer insight to a broad audience. By maintaining true relationships between different aspects of the farm through accurate restoration, reconstruction, and use, the museum attempts to illustrate the complexities of life in pre-industrial Rhode Island. Presented with a working historic model of alternative methods and attitudes towards ways of life and work, visitors may come away from their experience better able to contextualize current issues such as consumerism and environmental sustainability.