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August 10, 2023

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Drill Day at Coggeshall Farm Museum

Saturday, August 19


Drill Day at Coggeshall Farm Museum

BRISTOL, RI– Step back in time to see what life was like for Revolutionary War soldiers and militiamen in Rhode Island!

 

Drill Day

Saturday, August 19

Open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Camp life and drills were an important part of the day-to-day routine for all soldiers of the Revolution. More time was spent on camp duties and drilling than was spent on the battlefield. Soldiers and militiamen alike would regularly drill and learn the proper handling of arms. Drills would start at the company level, and then the different companies would come together to drill as an entire regiment! Join the men and women of Rhode Island’s own Tew’s Company and be swept up in the sights and sounds of the American Revolution! Purchase tickets online at https://coggeshallfarm.org/event/drill-day/.


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Coggeshall Farm Museum is celebrating its 50th year as a living history museum in RI. For the 2023 season the museum is open on Fridays for self-guided exploration in addition to Saturday and Sundays from 10 am–4 pm for tours and special events. Standard daytime admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 4-17) or with Coggeshall Farm Museum membership or Old Sturbridge Village membership. More details at www.coggeshallfarm.org.

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About Coggeshall Farm Museum

 

Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, Rhode Island, Coggeshall Farm recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm in the late 18th century. With an innovative partnership with Old Sturbridge Village, Coggeshall will expand and enhance the visitor experience through live interpretation, new programming, historic structures, heirloom plants and gardens, and heritage-breed animals.

 

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