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Farmers' Museum

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Address: Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: (888) 547-1450; (607) 547-1500
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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DELIGHTFUL Non-Baseball Activity in Cooperstown!

We loved this. Our girls got to feed a baby cow, pet horses and baby sheep. The old buildings were fascinating and the carousel is the prettiest carousel I have ever seen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Seattle, WA
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We loved this. Our girls got to feed a baby cow, pet horses and baby sheep. The old buildings were fascinating and the carousel is the prettiest carousel I have ever seen. Opportunities: - Make sure to put more locally made merchandise in the gift shops and less stuff made in China and elsewhere - The cafe could have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Farmers Museum isn't huge but it's filled to the brim with information and cool things to see and do. It was definitely a highlight of our trip. The main barn had a really interesting exhibit about different crops in upstate New York and their significance and history in the area as well as following one farm's experience of growing... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Spent a wonderful half day here and loved it! Our son loves farms and tractors and there was enough of that plus demonstrations to keep us busy. beautiful restored merrygoround, and interesting new york farm history. Really loved it!

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Cohoes, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the Farmers Museum on this spectacular weekend. Truly brought history to life. We visited the camp and learned about Civil War life, great narration by the 125th. If you are unable to attend this event, a visit to the Museum is still recommended as it depicts rural life in the 1840s. I especially enjoyed the print shop, the farm... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband, daughter and I all thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Farmers' Museum. Were learned so much about the agriculture and the life of generations in the area. The demonstrations were wonderful and hands on. The farm animals were adorable - especially the calf.

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auburn, ny, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Surprisingly there is a lot to see here. I did not realize the diverse agriculture of New York State. We have a lot to offer. Also much of our agriculture history needs to be brought back to our schools and reintroduce to the curriculum. Those who forget the past... Have you heard of The Cardiff Giant? He is there. Surprisingly... More 

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We recently visited Cooperstown with friends who grew up nearby. There were many period structures with characters playing the parts, such as a blacksmith, Weaver, etc. They add and change attractions often so it will certainly be on our list for our next trip.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I enjoy my membership at the Farmer's Museum and at the Fenimore House. Enjoy going back in time. Enjoy seeing the historical re-enactments. Enjoy seeing the baby animals (sheep, rabbits, pigs) and the resident cats (the 12 Year old Miss Kitty) who keep the mouse and vole population down. Hopefully, we will get some new turkeys this year. On some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As someone more prone to go to the Metropolitan Museum or the Louvre, I almost skipped this place. After all, I'm not a farmer and I'm not interested in farming, unless I'm using a set of Hermes garden tools. This is a recreation of early 19th century village practices recreated by moving historic buildings from central New York into a... More 

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a wonderful experience: takes you back in time: actual working blacksmiths, much to see for old farming equipment and processes, lots of places to walk, little church, and a carousel for the kids. Lots of parking; reasonable price; not far from center of town.

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