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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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Westchester County, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a museum and working farm. It is directly across from the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY. This is a very fun and educational place to visit, especially if you have children. They have a beautiful, restored carousel that is working and rides are only 50 cents per person. The General Store sells items made on-site in the... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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