For Immediate Release: 

July 3, 2023

Media Contact:
Christine Freitas
p: 508-347-0328

Oxen Weekend at Coggeshall Farm Museum July 8-9!

Come visit Ned and Buster and learn about the farm!

BRISTOL, RIJuly is prime time to experience all that Coggeshall Farm Museum has to offer. On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month, visitors can experience life on an 18th-century farm complete with farm animals, games, activities, and more!

Guests are in for a special treat the weekend of July 8 and 9, when Oxen Weekend takes place. Two Old Ayrshire oxen, Ned and Buster, will visit the farm for the weekend. Accompanied by their handlers, Jim and Bev Gould, they will offer rare demonstrations of the incredibly hard work done by oxen in farming.

Meet the oxen and visit our heritage breed pigs, chickens, sheep, and of course, farm cats. Stop by for a truly immersive experience of touring our historic farm buildings, walking the beautiful grounds, and playing games from the 1700s.

Ned and Buster will be visiting all day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This experience is included with standard admission to the Museum of $10 for adults or $5 for youth ages 4–17, or with a Coggeshall Farm Museum or Old Sturbridge Village membership. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity. Purchase your tickets today!


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