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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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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. (Closed January 1 - March 31) New exhibitions open April 1.
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Wonderful museum in a beautiful setting

Whatever the exhibit happens to be -- and the curators do a great job of developing interesting combinations -- the museum is always worth a visit. Located on the shores of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Utica, New York
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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Whatever the exhibit happens to be -- and the curators do a great job of developing interesting combinations -- the museum is always worth a visit. Located on the shores of Glimmerglass, you can walk along the Lake after visiting the museum. Beautiful. And the standing exhibits of the Fenimore include important American pieces and a great collection of native... More 

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West Hempstead, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Magic Flute and Maxfield Parish exhibits. We were surrounded by beauty. The grounds of the museum are stunning. We left the museum and went outside, walking into a gorgeous "art piece" of a lakeside panorama. I highly recommend this museum. Although it is certainly beautiful in summer, I would venture to say it should be beautiful all... More 

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Greenburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great collection of 19th century American genre painting and North American Indian art in a little jewel box of a museum

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We loved the special exhibitions, especially the 1966 Marc Chagall designs for The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera, and the Maxwell Parrish exhibition. Two rooms filled with First-Nations art, costumes and artifacts from the Thaw Collection, showcasing works from all over North America, are fabulous. This museum is a must-visit.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The art museum is in a beautiful setting overlooking a lake. Other than their usual exhibits of paintings, artifacts and pottery we were fortunate to view a number of Maxfield Parish original paintings. It's not well advertised but you can enjoy lunch and light refreshments on a lovely patio overlooking the lake. The gift shop has a number of things... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Fenimore Art Museum is a must stop every time you are in the area. There is always a display of artifacts and costumes related to the Glimmerglass Festival and their native american collection is unmatched. Do not miss the little house down by the lake!

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Hickory, North Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Don't get me wrong! We love baseball! But, after months of ball and days of ball and a town that has a good amount of ball.... Well, it was nice. Very interesting collections, reasonably priced for entry. It gave a more historical glimpse of the area prior to baseball. Indians, nature, authors, etc. Try it out! Support art and local... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This small museum is a wonderful place to spend half a day. Both the permanent and the traveling exhibits are consistently interesting.

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Countless pieces of beautiful art laid out on a gorgeous spot right on the lake. Grab a coffee and a wrap and stay awhile. Chagall is in the house, as well as a Native American exhibit that is so good it'll leave you wanting to learn more about the history of North America that isn't taught in schools.

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Western New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went to the Fenimore Art Museum specifically to see the Maxfield Parrish exhibit. It was wonderful. The explanations of his work and his process were very well done. We enjoyed the other exhibits as well, which we didn't expect to stay to see. The grounds are lovely; we walked down to the lake and checked out the Indian bark... More 

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Additional Information about Fenimore Art Museum

Address: 5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: +1 607-547-1400
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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