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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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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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Bountiful harvest

This is a great, mostly roofed-in, farmers' market with fresh local produce, including specialty cheese and wine, fruit and vegetables, and scrumptious baked goods. There are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great, mostly roofed-in, farmers' market with fresh local produce, including specialty cheese and wine, fruit and vegetables, and scrumptious baked goods. There are a few crafts booths (soap, candles, etc) related to agriculture. Usually there is a musical group performing near the entrance. Great way to pick up picnic supplies if you're a tourist, but the locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Take the kids. Wonderful day trip for the family to experience farm life 100 years ago. Lots to learn and lots to do.

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Upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Definitely worth a stop. Some great activities for kids from restored carousel to "ride the toy tractors". Good explanation of agriculture in NYS, although obviously geared toward Otsego County. Great selection of farm equipment in 2nd story of barn although signage very limited and a bit confusing (which plow was that again...). Compared to "Old World" Wisconsin, Shelburne farms (VT)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a great experience my whole family had! I love the kitchen, the smells, the friendly ladies in there- ah just perfect!! Kids had fun seeing how things were back then, and played with the animals.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We love history and this restoration village was charming. It gave us an appreciation for the history of New York State. It gave us something to do on a free day we had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'm wondering why I waited so long to see this treasure?? What a great place to visit for both children and adults! Every single employee/volunteer was spectacular and awesome! Kudos to them! Every building is authentic in the village, and had been in some other village in use somewhere in NYS. So much to learn there! Best buy in Café... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can spend a whole day here if you want to learn about the past. I would say the time frame would be in the 1840's- 1890's. The people that represent the museum are dressed in period clothes and will demonstrate historical lifestyles and answer any questions. They make butter and cheese from the animals right on the farm. There... More 

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Schoharie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just an amazing place!!! My son and I have been there at least 10 times. We still go back at least once a year.

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fun day of wandering through history and visiting baby animals. Educational for the whole family. Costumed interpreters enhance the experience. Veterans discount was appreciated!

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Herkimer, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We took the kids here and they had a blast! Very family friendly and interesting enough to keep both of our kids entertained! Our kids are 12 and 4

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Additional Information about Farmers' Museum

Address: Lake Road, 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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