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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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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We liked the people that worked there. They were friendly. The grounds were pretty. I think the museum was more for children. The gift shop was expensive. The snack shop was good but not much of a choice of food items but has good prices.

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My brother and sister in law planned their son's rehearsal dinner at the Bump Tavern on the grounds of the museum. It was great,very unique place and staff was very accommodating.

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Sacramento, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent, well laid out, museum of farming. When we were there (Aug., 2014), they also happened to have a civil war encampment with re-enactors. The museum also has a beautiful, hand painted, carousel. Great for families but fun even for adults as well.

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Family Friendly or going solo. This functioning village is fun and educational to visit. The people at each building know their area and share it so well. Food and restrooms make it user friendly.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ended up going to the Farmers Museum after the BHoF, and this place was the best part of the trip. Having four children under the age of 5 with us, it was absolutely perfect. There wasn't a lot of people there, so it was easier to enjoy all the houses and other buildings they had. They have a small... More

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NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Read the reviews from others but was still a bit skeptical. The museum visit was even more fun than I hoped it would be. Walking through the exhibits and seeing the different worker on the farm in period costume was great. Everyone is very friendly and eager to interact with visitors. The best part of the visit is the Empire... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped here because spouse studied agriculture in NY decades ago. Liked the rural homes gathered together, representing different regions and classes. Enjoyed the live demos of farm family skills (knitting, cooking, gardening, blacksmithing) and the lovely setting (across from Fenimore Cooper art museum). Entrance museum truck exhibit was only modestly interesting, but the rest was quite compelling.

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Cooperstown, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a wonderful living farm museum that offers a real view into what life on the farm and in a small rural village was like in the early 1800's. There are several live animal exhibits and hands-on learning about life on the farm, in the general store, and blacksmith shop, church, at the printer's office, and at the chemist's... More

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Glens Falls, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to this museum several times. The first time in 1959. The temporary exhibit is always a jewel - this time on old pick-up trucks. The preserved buildings and re-enactments are always a treat. The buildings have recently been "spiffed up" - I liked them a little better when they looked old and were a little over stuffed.... More

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Ithaca, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were in town for the opera, but decided to go to the Fenimore museum (excellent) and the Farm museum the day before. First of all, the buildings there are impressive, beautiful examples of architecture from a bygone era so well preserved. While much is geared to the younger people, there's much there for adults too, from the exhibits to... More

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