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Address: Lake Road, PO Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: (888) 547-1450; (607) 547-1500
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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A Lovely Afternoon

We took our two grandchildren, ages 3 & 5, to visit on "opening week". Some of the building were not open yet and some of the animals were not outside for viewing yet because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
MJL56
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Cooperstown, New York
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I was only disappointed that we bought tickets and then discovered that the museum was not open because the displays weren't ready. We made the best of it by enjoying the farm buildings and the carousel, but the museum needs to get it's display ready in time for opening day.

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Cooperstown, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We took our two grandchildren, ages 3 & 5, to visit on "opening week". Some of the building were not open yet and some of the animals were not outside for viewing yet because there was still some snow on the ground. Still our little ones had a good time visiting the building that were open,some with lovely warm wood... More 

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Phoenicia, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We came to the museum on one of their Maple Sugaring Sundays and it was a wonderful experience. We watched them make the maple syrup the old fashioned way and then got to taste it both over ice and on pancakes that they were serving as part of the program. The animals are always fun to interact with for the... More 

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North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There isn't so much to do in Cooperstown and this is one of the main things. It is really done well and the whole family can enjoy the visit. It is educational and interesting.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped here because we were in town for a Glimmerglass production and didn't know what else to do during the day since we aren't baseball fans. I confess my expectations were looooooow, but was I ever surprised. I had quite a good time there exploring the many "living" exhibits, and chatting away with the interpreters who stayed in character... More 

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Mayfield, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Its a three for me really, but a four because they do a really great job. If u like this kind of thing itll be a five. If your in town (which is lovely). And close to the Otesaga. Have a snack and drink on the veranda over looking the lake.

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Niagara Falls
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

my friends were in the area from Florida and we took a three day tour of this area. We had stopped and dropped her husband off the the Baseball Hall of Fame first. She and I then drove the short distance to this Museum. There were lots to see and a variety of equipment and antiques. Plus there were real... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ended up here because we ran out of other things to do. We really enjoyed it! It's a step back in time and interactive. I didn't think it would keep our boys 10 & 8 engaged but they liked it.

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This "museum" is an actual working village of the 1800's. It is an eye-appealing attraction and an educational experience rolled into one. The museum staff are friendly and well-informed. The museum itself is worth seeing and what you learn from the staff brings the village to life. There is ample parking, restroom accommodations throughout, a snack bar and a great... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An entire operating village from a bygone era. From the start you are immersed in the period. Learn type setting in the printer's store, or candle making next door or watch the blacksmith fire up the coals to shape a horseshoe. You can see the live stock and walk through their barn. The chickens are out and about. For the... More 

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