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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 14 Attractions in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking Otsego Lake, this museum...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Holland Patent, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
72 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The building is very well laid out. It is spacious and not overwhelming. I am not an American and was able to breeze through the exhibits that represented more of their history. I did enjoy the art.

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Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

First time here and was really taken by the wonderful Americana and Indian Art. Especially enjoyed Dorothea Lange's America. Beautiful photographs, The Folk Art exhibit was very good. Loved the room dedicated to the James Fenimore Cooper and family with letters, artifacts and paintings.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We spent over 4 solid hours here and could have spent more. The exhibits were truly of the upmost quality. The building itself is in top notch condition too. We enjoyed tis extremely.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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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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