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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 16 Attractions in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Went with my two granddaughters age 4 and 8 while the guys went to the baseball hall of fame and we all loved it!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This Museum is a gem. Take a look at how life was lived in the villages and on the farms in the 19th century and a few items up to the mid 20th century. The tour is self guided and you walk through at your own pace. There are many employees in period dress that give demonstrations on different processes... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great place to bring the kids, or if you are a history buff. Well-maintained buildings and grounds, friendly docents. Up close to live farm animals. A lovely carousel to ride. The grounds and historical buildings are reminiscent of the villages at Williamsburg, VA and Sturbridge, MA.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was a two hour visit, farm homes furnished with period furniture, etc., some had in character people explaining what they were doing. The most interesting guy was the printer in the print house, he showed us how the printing presses worked, printed off some stuff and was a mound of information, answering all of my husband's questions, he did... More

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Chatham, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Farmers' Museum is a treasure of living history for families and anyone else! Great way to introduce youngsters to a subject that is often tedious and unrelated to life as it's taught in school. The museum is housed (partly) in a beautiful old barn with picturesque silo. Many exhibits with little-known facts. Knowledgeable staff willing to share their knowledge... More

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Perfect for families or couples or singles. A chance to see the Cardiff giant but be sure to google the history before you go. The wall sign doesn't give info. When we were there there was a wonderful exhibit of pick up trucks through the centuries. Never thought I'd learn so much. Did you know the hottest color for a... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I LOVE this museum . . with the "real people" showing us how brooms are made and looms are run (and much more), petting a newbie calf and riding the gorgeous carousel made my day! Wonderful for children and adults. :)

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We liked the people that worked there. They were friendly. The grounds were pretty. I think the museum was more for children. The gift shop was expensive. The snack shop was good but not much of a choice of food items but has good prices.

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My brother and sister in law planned their son's rehearsal dinner at the Bump Tavern on the grounds of the museum. It was great,very unique place and staff was very accommodating.

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an excellent, well laid out, museum of farming. When we were there (Aug., 2014), they also happened to have a civil war encampment with re-enactors. The museum also has a beautiful, hand painted, carousel. Great for families but fun even for adults as well.

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