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Farmers' Museum

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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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40 Years Later, still a wonderful museum!!

IF you are interested in history and farming, this is the place to go. I went to this decades ago, when it was still a hands on museum. You could touch everything. Times have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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ames, iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

IF you are interested in history and farming, this is the place to go. I went to this decades ago, when it was still a hands on museum. You could touch everything. Times have changed, but not the massive collection that not only educates, but amazes. My husband is/was a farmer, so he greatly appreciated this collection of antique tools... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

good day with 3rd graders went to the farmers museum today. It was fun to see the old way of doing things with kids that were seeing this for the first time. I always enjoy this trip.

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Northern New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My family was looking for something fun to do on a sunny day so we decided on a day trip to Cooperstown New York. We have been there many times before but had never visited the Farmers Museum. It was worth the trip. They have several old buildings from the 1850's set up to recreate life in that era. There... More 

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

When I was a kid I spent the summer on a dairy farm in New Kingston, N.Y. It brought back fond memories . One of my jobs was the poop spreader. Then milking the cows every day. Bailing the hay was fun for a 16 year old kid from the city. My first pay was spent on work shoes because... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you want to see how people lived and farmed in the 1800s, a trip to the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY would be an excellent place to start. Especially captivating is the reconstrucion of a village using actual buildings from the 1800s--a church, home, blacksmith's, pharmacy, doctor's office, tavern, etc., many of them with live demonstrations (an herbal pharmacist,... More 

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

we took a long weekend to go and visit Cooperstown, in upstate New York. This museum village, helped to round off a lovely time there.

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roslyn, new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A glimpse of colonial life with live demonstrations. A carousel is also there. Live animals round out the visit.

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Celebration, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visited during a slow time. Not many visitors which was absolutely perfect! We had tons of time to talk to "townspeople" in their roles. Learned a lot. Just enough animals to keep it interesting plus many newborns as it was spring. Particularly enjoyed our introductory ride around the area in the horse drawn wagon with excellent narration by "townspeople"... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited in early May, and were able to see some new lambs. That was special. This is a fabulous living history museum, with live animals, and all the smells that accompany them! It was terrific. When we entered the museum, there was a great exhibit about local farms and how they operate. Very informative! The day was spent visiting... More 

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manhasset,ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wasn't sure about this at first. First building is a little dull on the first floor. Upstairs has great old tools, wagons, carriages etc. The small "town" was great. The carousel was unique as it was all about New York State.

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Additional Information about Farmers' Museum

Address: Address: Lake Road, PO Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: (888) 547-1450; (607) 547-1500
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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