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Fenimore Art Museum

Lake Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326
888-547-1450; 607-547-1400
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking Otsego Lake, this museum features fine collections of American art, James... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You need to be able to spend at least four hours to visit this museum. Wonderful art! A great view of the lake. A snack bar and gift shop round out the experience. You can buy a 2 or 3 way pass for the other museums in the are at a discount.

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Cooperstown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Being a NYSHA member, we go to the Fenimore frequently. They always manage to mount interesting new shows, plus some of their mainstays I never get tired of. My favorites are the Joseph Brandt portrait, and Thomas Coles' Last of the Mohicans. It is always nice on a warm summer day to sit on the lawn and watch the boats... More

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Troy, New York
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Very nicely designed museum. The American Indian collection (mostly Western and Northwestern tribes) is marvelous although I wish there were more Eastern Woodland items. Cordial personnel. The admission price is reasonable and well worth it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This museum has a permanent collection of American folk art as well as a well known collection of Indian art. Each season, the museum has a couple of special exhibits, all worth visiting. The museum is a lovely building in an even more lovely setting. Stroll on the lawn in the back for a beautiful of Otsego Lake.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I had the chance to visit this museum last Christmas and I enjoyed it very much. The american-indian collection is really interesting and rich. Just a little expensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I am not a big art person, but I genuinely enjoyed this museum. The Indian exhibit was interesting with lots of artifacts from masks to clothes to daggers, and I found this wonderfully informative. Plus it was still small enough that you can really see everything without getting bored of it. This portion of the museum is organized geographically. The... More

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USA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Do not miss seeing this museum if you visit Cooperstown. Lots of American folk art and also temporary displays of famous American Artists' works.

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Cherry Valley, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Fenimore Art Museum is a little jewel. The exhibitions are small enough and one can actually go through the museum in a few hours. Often while traveling with family, a few hours is enough. There are many kinds of exhibitions and almost everyone will find something to amaze them. Couple it with the Farmer's Museum and you have a... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Carved a few hours out of a visit to the Hall of Fame to see the Thomas Cole and found much more. A wonderful permanent collection plus two temporary exhibits that were similarly marvelous and chosen with care. Admission desk woman was a little too solicitous, while an executive manager strolling through was stern and officious. But the collection was... More

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A beautiful location and the museum was Fantastic the exhibits were great. It was our last day in Cooperstown it was a nice way to sum up our vacation even our teenage children found it enjoyable.

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