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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, History Museums, Farms, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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State College, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beautiful buildings, pastoral setting, friendly staff, interesting exhibits of live animals, crocks, old tools and farm equipment. Carousel something to behold, lovely! Worth seeing. Now closed for the season until spring.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I went to Farmers' museum and find it interesting. This is a place where time winds back and can relax. You can visit Fenimore art museum and Farmers' museum together at a discounted fee too.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a great place for adults and children to relax and enjoy a nice Fall Day. You can bring your lunch or snacks and relax with the kids or grankids. The town is nicely done and very realistic. You can spend the day so don't rush.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After the Fenimore and Hall of Fame, we needed a place where the kids could unwind a little. The hands on activities are great for the kids and the parents. Well worth the visit.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went to the Farmer's Museum while my husband did the hall of fame. It was a nice morning. Great scenery, and interesting interactive exhibits. Everything is done "in the period." Cooking, cleaning, and making goods. I enjoyed being able to speak with the people who were at the exhibits. I did find it funny that there was some conflicting... More

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Senior Contributor
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19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went during the week and it wasn't crowded. So nice to walk around at our own pace and see the demonstrations. The staff was very friendly and answered any questions we had.

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Orlando, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Farmer's Museum is a great attraction with very interesting exhibits, highlited by one of the best merry-go-rounds you will find. The animals on the MGR represent different areas of the State of NY and the ladies who operate it have cascinating tales about different areas of the state.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great for a fall day activity. Beautiful setting, fun things for kids and adults. Farm animals, old-fashioned houses and other buildings, demonstrations of "old-time" cooking, printing, etc. Very cool!

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Munroe Falls, Ohio
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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We spent about 4 hours at this Museum. There is a beautiful carousel. Take time to speak with the people who run the carousel. They are quite interesting. There are sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, a pig, oxen, etc., a tot lot with old fashioned ride-on tractors; a couple of talented weavers, a broom maker; a pharmacy, doctor's office; houses of... More

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