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“Coggeshall Hearth Cooking”

Coggeshall Farm Museum
Ranked #7 of 19 things to do in Bristol
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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160 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Coggeshall Hearth Cooking”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

My husband and I frequently like to do cooking classes while on vacation. While researching the area, we saw that Coggeshall had a hearth cooking class and signed up for it. Before the class started we were able to walk around the grounds and see all the buildings and animals. The class itself is all about replicating cooking as it was done in 1799. This includes going out to the garden to harvest the vegetables, going to the barn to search for eggs, and cooking in the original hearth. The educational aspect and the hands on experience were the highlights of the class. The part that we weren't expecting was eating in the dark and cleaning with 1799 soap. Overall it was a good experince, but be prepared that everything will be done as it was in 1799!

Visited September 2012
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English first
West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Step back in time to 1799”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

My two children & myself spent an idyllic two hours at the farm this Saturday. The staff was amazing very much in love with their work, & took the time to answer the questions the boys had about everything. The boys even got to help collect eggs, & learned how to trick the geese into thinking you are a bigger goose. This is a very hands on museum, just so long as you pay attention to the very few rules & are gentle.

It was very peaceful & we are already planning our next visit!


Visited May 2013
Thank Sophie G
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“School Field Trip”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Both of my children went here on a preschool field trip. It is a great local spot for kids to see what it was like living on a farm in colonial times. For preschoolers it was the perfect size, as they got to see what the house was like and how they cooked, plus they were able to actually feed the animals and "help out" around the farm. A nice place to spend a couple of hours.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Karen R
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Somis, CA
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166 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fun Day! Cute Animals!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Loved the animals, nice pumpkins, employees & visitors ALL in A Great Mood!! Made it a special time!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Avocado-gal
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Venice, California, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a treat! Check out Breakfast in Barnyard”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

I took my twin 3 year olds to Breakfast in the Barnyard at Coggeshall Farm this past weekend and it was such a rare treat! They absolutely loved getting to see the animals and interact with them, and I loved that they were learning in a hands-on environment. So many museums, even those meant for children, don't really engage their tactile natures, but Coggeshall gave them the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in a way that they came out of there actually excited to learn more about the time period and the people (well, you know, as much as 3 year olds can be!). I would definitely recommend this amazing experience - and the taste of johnny cakes prepared directly on the open hearth is worth the visit in itself! What a treasure!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank January A
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