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Farmers' Museum

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Address: Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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+1 888-547-1450
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Living history museum re-creates 19th-century rural life, complete with...

Living history museum re-creates 19th-century rural life, complete with craftspeople demonstrating rural trades and skills in the restored buildings of an 1845 village.

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A step back into time...

What an interesting place to visit. All the buildings and people in them have a great story to tell. Loved listening to each one. The Merry-go-round is breathtaking. Place is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an interesting place to visit. All the buildings and people in them have a great story to tell. Loved listening to each one. The Merry-go-round is breathtaking. Place is wonderful for children and adults too. Highly recommend!

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The good: there is a refurbished carousel which is beautiful (although I don't think it's necessary to charge $1 admission per person in addition to museum admission.) We were fortunate to visit a day after 2 baby lambs (less than a day old) were born and they were fun to watch. The bad: while all the buildings were open most... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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150 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Farmer's Museum on a beautiful spring day with our daughter and grand daughter. It was a Monday and we had the place virtually to ourselves. This allowed our two year old grand daughter the ability to run and explore freely as we strolled the grounds. The buildings and the interpreters were busy with their daily activities and... More 

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Fulton, Maryland
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the twofer (Fenimore and Farm) ticket and visited the Farm museum in the afternoon. There are two original buildings and the rest have been moved to the site, reassembled and preserved to depict a farming village; store, school, tavern, church, doctor, printshop, farmhouses, lawyer office, and pharmacy. All of the buildings are really well presented and preserved. Some... More 

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Merrick, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting mix of time outdoors and education in life during the 1800s. You learn about life during the 19th century, from everyone including the blacksmith to the local printer while exploring a functioning farm. There are live animals to visit and enjoy too.

Thank Lori B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit. Well maintained, clean, friendly staff who explain pharmacy, blacksmithing, printing etc as it was in the 1840's. The turkeys put on quite a show which had young and old laughing. Beautiful carousel which one can ride for a dollar.

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Fairport, New York
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were in Oneonta for the weekend for a family gathering and 13 of us went to the museum for the afternoon. It provided for a nice, leisurely activity for a group. It was interesting to see all of the old buildings, although I would've liked to have seen more live demonstrations. The demonstrations we did participate in were very... More 

Thank Shirley E
Cooperstown, New York
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went to the farmers museum a few times and always leave disappointed. Kids seem bored,the Cardiff giant is neat,but for the new generation 'who's PT Barnum" is the refrain. Went to ride the merry go round and had to each pay an extra dollar, really? They need the $ for something like that? Christmas evening candle event was nice...would... More 

Thank objectiveone88
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a wonderful addition to the activities Cooperstown has to offer. It is a very special place for people who like antiques and love NY

Thank Dr Chris A
Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first vist for the Candlelight Event. Frankly, when I write a review I like to be objective and point out the good and the bad and let you make you're own decisions. This time all I have are good things to say. Well worth the trip, well worth the money and we'll worth braving the cold. And... More 

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