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Fenimore Art Museum

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Address: 5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: +1 607-547-1400
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Description: Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking...
Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking Otsego Lake, this museum features fine collections of American art, James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia and historic photographs. (Closed January 1 - March 31) New exhibitions open April 1.
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Unexpected Delight

A beautiful setting with some unexpected artists ( I never knew that Samuel Morse was such a gifted painter). The displays of Native Americans and their artifacts should not be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A beautiful setting with some unexpected artists ( I never knew that Samuel Morse was such a gifted painter). The displays of Native Americans and their artifacts should not be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

For such a 'local' museum it was better than I could have wished for. Great displays of Native American, Hudson River, and some classics.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed lunch out on the terrace looking over the lake and beautifully landscaped grounds. The home itself is worth the price of entry, it is so beautiful. The exhibits are very nicely arranged, and we enjoyed each one. We found the Autopsy of Abraham Lincoln exhibit to be extremely interesting. The Native American exhibit is extensive. This was a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This museum sounds lovely and the grounds are nice, but since there's no sign at the museum, no notice on the website, my stop there was a total waste of time. The farmers and fenimore museums are closed in the off season. Call first.

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FenimoreArt, Public Relations Manager at Fenimore Art Museum, responded to this review

I’m sorry the museum was closed when you were in Cooperstown, but our website’s landing page does state that we “reopen” April 1 and the Hours and Admission page states that we are “closed for winter, January 1 through March 31.” We only open in the winter for special events, therefore we do not post a permanent “Closed for winter”... More 

Waterloo, New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We came here during an exhibit of Hudson River school painters and also of the Wyeth's. I don't know that the latter are always here but the Hudson school and other works are. There is also a very lovely cafe here and the native american display was one of the better exhibits I've seen on the subject. Make this a... More 

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Fly Creek, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful museum in a beautiful mansion. The art is tastefully displayed and carefully selected. I am a member of the museum. It is well worth the cost. The Native American exhibit is truly amazing. What a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Saratoga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a beautiful facility. We went for the last day of the Dorothea Lange’s America exhibition which brings history to life. A great place to visit even in the winter. Do not miss the cafe for lunch the food is spectacular. The bookstore provides history books not found elsewhere. Staff helpful and friendly. Cannot think of a single negative.

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Huntington, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This museum was a very surprising find for us. It has some very interesting art and historic American heritage items. It is a beautiful home in and of itself. It is by the lake so it is in a great setting. I highly recommend a visit.

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Holland Patent, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I like to visit the Fenimore Art Museum often as each year there are interesting visiting exhibits, displayed beautifully in a beautiful setting. This year there was a Winslow Homer exhibit, another exhibit of Dorothea Lange photographs, Tantillo's paintings of scenes in New York history, an Adirondack artist, costumes from Madame Butterfly and Japanese tiles. There are also wonderful permanent... More 

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Burlington Flats, New York
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is exceptional, not only for the location on the edges of glimmerglass, but the quality of the exhibits and extensive native american components. Grandma Moses, and more modern exhibits as well as folk art make this a must see. Combining with the farmers museum and baseball hall of fame makes this a trifecta of great attractions in close... More 

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