Ornamental Separator

Historic Trade: Cooper & Wheelwright


CW Admission Required

Handicap Accessible

Open today until 5:00 p.m.

  • Monday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Thursday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Friday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wheelwrights and coopers created many of the items that colonists used every day. Wheelwrights made wheels for vehicles such as carriages, wagons, carts, and cannons. Coopers transformed thin strips of wood into items such as buckets and shipping containers. Visit these skilled tradesmen to learn more about eighteenth-century woodworking.

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