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The Farmers' Museum

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Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
+1 607-547-1450
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Fun & Fascinating!

Great for most any age, really enjoyed the people dressed in character in each little building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
504Pauline1967
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Oneida, New York
Luminaria night

So much to see and do, finished off with the horse and carriage ride - perfect! The snow made it... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
laurahamrlicek
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East Hampton, New York
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for most any age, really enjoyed the people dressed in character in each little building describing how life would have been "back in the day" ..they were talented and friendly. The carousel is beautiful!

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

So much to see and do, finished off with the horse and carriage ride - perfect! The snow made it even more charming.

Thank laurahamrlicek
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We saw the ad for this place's Christmas candle light special in a local newspaper and decided to come here for what should have been a fun filled, festive, and memorable night. We were very disappointed all around unfortunately. We parked at a local hotel...More

Thank Brian C
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FenimoreFarmers, Public Relations Manager at The Farmers' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for the comments. We are sorry to hear your visit to Candlelight Evening did not exceed your expectations. We welcomed well over 3,000 people to the event this year and did our best to make the night memorable for all. The main focus...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We visited the Farmers Museum on Dec. 9 for their candlelight festival. It was amazing! Some animals were available for viewing and many of the buildings were open Pathways were lit with luminaries and candles. Carols could be heard both inside and outside. Horse drawn...More

Thank luv2flyNy
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

This place is amazing, with nothing else like it around. It is a living museum. Old buildings from the surrounding area have been collected here and restored. You can see how people lived in the 19th century, how they worked (e.g. a living blacksmith shop)...More

Thank EKamlet
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It was fun to walk around and see the farm animals. Got to meet Abe the english cow! We rode the Merry-go-round. Nice...especially for famlies.

Thank dinnerand
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem! It’s like a mini Colonial Williamsburg... they have a mini town set up with each building having a specific purpose. There’s a working printing press from the 1800s, working farm equipment, and live animals to feed. When we were...More

Thank Teresa F
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This place was a lot of fun and very educational. They had a blacksmith, a printer and a pharmacist from the 1800's showing you how things use to be. They have a working farm with all kinds of animals to enjoy. They even gave us...More

Thank fic1225
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were able to spend plenty of time and have individualized questions and answers and demonstrations, especially in the blacksmith's, printer's, store, farm house and tavern. It was fascinating. I learned more than I had in many trips to other crowded restored villages. The blacksmith...More

Thank LouiseUpstateNewYork
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A working farm as it was in the 1800's. Live demos such as blacksmithing and cow milking. Plenty of farm animals. A beautiful carousel for children to enjoy. Great displays. Plan on spending a couple of hours her visiting all the buildings.

Thank mike w
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Joseph Q
6 July 2017|
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Response from turnkeyloan | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are basically smooth dirt with small gravel. Completely walkable. The museum doesn't cover a whole lot of area so there are no means of transportation provided. There are places where you can sit and rest.
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Response from 77Tom77 | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $12 Seniors: $10.50 Juniors (7-12): $6.00 Children (6 and under): free Other information may be seen at the Farmer's Museum website.
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