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Address: Lake Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: 888-547-1450; 607-547-1400
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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Excellent Museum, Fascinating

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
TravelinRobT
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Waterloo, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Albany, New York
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went to see the Dorothea Lange exhibit only and wound up seeing everything! A lovely museum. Wonderful staff, great layout. A re-enactor of Dorothea Lange did a walking tour of her exhibit, it was amazing. She did a great job. This whole museum is a class act - highly recommend visiting!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We went to the Fenimore Museum to see the Dorthea Lange exhibit. But there was much more! The Lange exhibit included other photographers from the Farm Security Administration from during the Great Depression. The descriptions and explanations accompanying the photo graphs and ll of the exhibits were very good. The spacing of the photos and other exhibits was adequate such... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What you expect is a great view of Otsego Lake, a lovely terrace eatery, and some information on the Cooper and Fenimore families. What you don't expect are outstanding visiting exhibits (Dorothea Lange and other Depression era photographers in November 2014), fine rotating exhibits ("Memory Paintings"), a Grandma Moses original, and one of the finest collections of Native American/First Nations... More 

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