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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 16 Attractions in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Was not sure what to expect, but the museum has a magnificent collection. The Native American pieces are fabulous, and the folk art and other collections are also top notch. Can highly recommend spending some time here when visiting Cooperstown.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What an amazing museum and grounds. I couldn't have been more impressed with its offerings. Well worth the trip to Cooperstown. It may even surpass the Hall of Fame.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Fenimore Art Museum last week, and were very impressed by the quality and variety of the exhibits. The folk art collection is lovely, and the temporary exhibits are really high caliber. We were able to enjoy the photography of Dorothea Lange, an exhibit of Madam Butterfly at the Met (featuring glorious costumes and multimedia of the stars... More

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Old Greenwich CT
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36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I'm not necessarily big on American art, but this museum has a Gallery of American Indian Art that is about as well presented as any exhibit I've seen... of any subject. They seem to have numerous rotating exhibits, the current one on the photographer Dorothea Lange is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We enjoyed the museum and the grounds. The Madam Butterfly exhibit was very interesting. A nice change from Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This art museum is the perfect size you can see it in a few hours, or spend the entire day if you want. The folk art collection is very interesting and colorful along with the American Indian displays.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well worth a visit. The colonial American collection is outstanding and thoughtfully displayed and explained. Also fine are the examples of Indian art from this area as well as across the continent and up through Canada.

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Escondido, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We been to many art museums, but we really enjoyed the exhibits in this one. The room on James Fenimore Cooper was excellant.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

it's not an overwhelmingly large museum but what it does, it does very well. Their Native American exhibit is first rate - and there folk art has some real good stuff - don't miss the new installation of the shoe shine chair and box - it's wonderful. The art is accessible - and well presented but not overwhelming. The staff... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Our last day here and raining. Lady at one of the shops on Main Street suggested we visit the museum. We decided to go there and glad we did. The Indian artifacts on display were magnificent A different type of museum as the emphasis was not just on paintings. View from the terrace looking to the lake was magnificent another... More

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