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Farmers' Museum

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Address: Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: (888) 547-1450; (607) 547-1500
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Living history museum re-creates 19th-century rural life, complete with...

Living history museum re-creates 19th-century rural life, complete with craftspeople demonstrating rural trades and skills in the restored buildings of an 1845 village.

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Self guided museum tour

This is a wonderful reenactment museum in a beautiful environment. It's authenticity of a 19th century village was amazing! It is extremely well kept and easy to follow and get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vincent P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful reenactment museum in a beautiful environment. It's authenticity of a 19th century village was amazing! It is extremely well kept and easy to follow and get through. The workers in Each building were very friendly as well as extremely knowledgeable. The carousel was beautiful as well. The farm animals were a highlight especially for children! We... More 

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Thank Vincent P
West Winfield, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here over thirty years ago and thought I should not let my kids miss out on this touch of American history. However I was a little disappointed. The place is kept in OK condition. Let me first say that if you live far away this place is not worth traveling a great distance. You can probably find something... More 

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Thank Charles W
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent "snapshot" of life in a rural 19th century New York town, with many vintage buildings, informative demonstrations, farming and live animal exhibits, and a new vintage carousel. A unique place to visit for the entire family. Great gift shop as well.

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Thank Joyce3909
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting collection of Americana. A good place to entertain and educate kids. The demonstrations are well done and the staff are very pleasant.

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative look at 19th century life in rural New York state with a collection of buildings and displays typifying that time frame. The available docents provided insight into what activities were associated with any particular building. Museum is very walkable.

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New York City, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was restored to what it would ahve been in an 1800's farm town. The lawyer's office was owned by a future Supreme Court Justice. The doctor's office provided insight into the cure being worse than the disease in the pre-Oslerian medical practice of the times.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great rainy day visit! Loved seeing the Empire carousel and the beautiful hand painted pieces . The staff welcomes questions and were very friendly!

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Dansville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an infrequent but enthusiastic beer drinker, and at an age when not very many things thrill me anymore, I was thrilled to actually see hops growing (and on 20-foot tall poles!) for the first time in my 79 2/3 years. That alone justified the 3 1/2 hour drive from home, my first visit to the Farmers' Museum since 1947.... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to The Baseball Hall of Fame many times. Each time we go it gets better. They have interactive video polls through out the Hall for fans to give there opinions on. This is the first time we watched the Allstar Game at the Hall, and it was a real nice experience. The served stadium food and had... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here about 2.5 hours and loved every minute. Learned a lot about crops in the NY area and it is a working farm so there a lot of animals on site. We had a really nice time talking to all of the people who worked there. They have a gift shop inside as well as in the Parking... More 

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