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Farmers' Museum

Address: Lake Road, PO Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: (888) 547-1450; (607) 547-1500
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Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Farms, History museums, Specialty museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Living history museum re-creates 19th-century rural life, complete with craftspeople demonstrating...
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Type: Historic sites, Farms, History museums, Specialty museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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North Andover, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped here because we were in town for a Glimmerglass production and didn't know what else to do during the day since we aren't baseball fans. I confess my expectations were looooooow, but was I ever surprised. I had quite a good time there exploring the many "living" exhibits, and chatting away with the interpreters who stayed in character... More 

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Mayfield, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Its a three for me really, but a four because they do a really great job. If u like this kind of thing itll be a five. If your in town (which is lovely). And close to the Otesaga. Have a snack and drink on the veranda over looking the lake.

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Niagara Falls
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

my friends were in the area from Florida and we took a three day tour of this area. We had stopped and dropped her husband off the the Baseball Hall of Fame first. She and I then drove the short distance to this Museum. There were lots to see and a variety of equipment and antiques. Plus there were real... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ended up here because we ran out of other things to do. We really enjoyed it! It's a step back in time and interactive. I didn't think it would keep our boys 10 & 8 engaged but they liked it.

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This "museum" is an actual working village of the 1800's. It is an eye-appealing attraction and an educational experience rolled into one. The museum staff are friendly and well-informed. The museum itself is worth seeing and what you learn from the staff brings the village to life. There is ample parking, restroom accommodations throughout, a snack bar and a great... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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