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Farmers' Museum

Lake Road, PO Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326
(888) 547-1450; (607) 547-1500
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Farms, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Living history museum re-creates 19th-century rural life, complete with craftspeople demonstrating rural trades and skills in the restored buildings... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Recreation of a mid-1800s village complete with tavern, homes, pharmacy, blacksmith, general store, lots of animals (chickens, turkeys, cows, sheep, horses), etc. Lots to see and do with people in period costume to share their stories, their activities, and how the village would have been back in the day. Kids and adults enjoyed spending a couple of hours wandering around,... More

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the Farmers' Museum yesterday during our trip to Cooperstown. It was an unseasonably cold day for mid April (had snowed the night before), but the sun was shining and it was a great visit. Many of the "stores" are heated, so it was an easy walk through the town. The buildings (print shop, blacksmith, tavern, etc) are very... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The historic merry go round is great. The animals kept the kids amused for a long time. I will go back.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This museum is particularly notable for its exhibits about architecture and for its collection of historical buildings, including a historic, working carousel. Excellent for adults and intelligent children.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I rode a carousel decorated with murals of famous New York folks and places. While this working village/farm type of outdoor museum was interesting, I vote for the carousel as the best attraction here.

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Cherry Valley, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

While in Cooperstown it is a must that you visit the Farmers' Museum. Set up like a village from colonial times, it is like taking a time machine back to a simpler time. The crafts, the buildings, the farms, the animals...It is wondrous! Adults, and kids will all find it an exciting experience. My husband and I take every friend,... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

With so much to do in Cooperstown and limited time we chose the Farmers Museum for one of our stops. We were glad we did. The quilt exhibit was beautiful and the women friendly and very knowledgeable. They examined and gave me information on a quilt I had brought. The carousel was amazing and the woman there so enthusiastic telling... More

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stopped here on our way to another location. It was worth it. A quiet walk through 200-yr-old buildings and grounds, with folks in authentic garb explaining their tasks, like the blacksmith, doctor, the lady cooking with an open fireplace. Would be great for children, too.

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New York City, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

With one extra day on our hands, we visited this great interactive museum. It's definitely not just for kids. The experts on site give an amazing amount of information and history. Each of the buildings is authentic to the area and it's clear that the benefactors and supporters of this museum go to great lengths to make sure that it... More

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Shokan, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went for the evening "bump in the night" tour. Tour guide knew a lot about the buildings and property history. For $10, it was well worth it. A little rain added to the "aura"

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