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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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

LOVED this place. As if we'd stepped back in time. We enjoyed everything about this place. We also had wonderful weather, which made it an even more enjoyable visit.

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Western NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A well designed and staffed museum community. We were there at a very quiet time, just after Labor Day. The various "actors" in the different buildings were knowledgable and interesting. We would think this would be a wonderful place to visit with school aged children.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This outdoor museum demonstrated what is was like to live in the 1800's. Most buildings had people in period costume demonstrating their particular skill - blacksmith, druggist, printer, etc. There is also a spectacular carousel, which is still in working condition, where a very knowledgeable man tells of its history.

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Narrowsburg, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a great time, we really enjoyed the simplicity of days gone by. We learned a few things from the 1800's pharmacist about the herbs that grow around us, we saw open hearth cooking techniques, saw 1st hand how they worked the farm. Great experience for those who appreciate local history!

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a village of little buildings sharing the history of old farming practices from the pharmacist growing herbs, demonstrating how pills were made to making corn brooms. There is a formal museum for the tools farmers used and a big space for special exhibits. It is self guided so you can take your time wandering around talking to the... More

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c.p.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you happen to be in or around Cooperstown with a family including children, this may be a place to spend a few hours. There were enough farm animals to please my 4 year old and enough history and gardens to please dear old dad. If your teens or preteens don't like animals or history, they may find it a... More

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Escondido, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is an excellent museum. Old cars, trucks, and machinery are exhibited well in a beautiful old barn. The recreated village is interesting and educational. The merry-go-round is a work of art.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the Farmer's Museum. Is the Cardiff Giant fact or fiction? Old equipment and special display of pick up trucks was interesting. Guess this doesn't happen to every visitor, but we watched the museum cat catch a mouse. Displays were well organized and the people explained things very well

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Munich, Germany
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143 reviews 143 reviews
60 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

How nice and different this museum was. The weaver and his stories. The blacksmith making hooks. The old printing machines. All the stories to read and hear about the different homes and stores....lot and lots more. What a cute hidden treasure in cooperstown.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum was wonderful! We spent 4 hours exploring and chatting with people dressed in the clothes of the time period. Parking is limited but we had no problem as most people were back at school. There is a large area to sit and eat lunch, lots of daily demonstrations and the workers were great talking to us?! Hens and... More

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