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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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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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A nice walk through history

The museum is a great way to get a glimpse into life back in the good ol days. The staff is very well educated in the sections that they work in and will make your visit both fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
George G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is a great way to get a glimpse into life back in the good ol days. The staff is very well educated in the sections that they work in and will make your visit both fun and educational. It is well worth a visit wile you're in Cooperstown.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Across the street from the Fennimore art museum, this is a fun walking tour through a working farm village from the 1840's. The folks are passionate, knowledgable and authentic. The "props" are quite historic. All in all, a very enjoyable afternoon.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not that many attractions in this town that are that well suited to young children. We were in town for a wedding and had our 4 and 1 year old grandchildren staying with us. They both found things to enjoy in this museum. The four year old would have been happy to ride the carousel over and over.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love all of the education here. My favorite is the kitchen. An old school village with a cute charm. I can't wait to visit again!

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Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth visiting this agricultural museum with its charming collection of building, animals, and NY carousel.

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Thank Bear59
Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here about 3 pm mid-week in July. I wish we had come earlier. This is a beautiful example of an 1800's village . All of the staff are dressed in period costumes appropriate for the building they were in. The staff was a great source of knowledge . As a retired RN, I was especially interested in the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again, Anne Tandle, Art Museum Director arranged for our group and accompanied us here. After going through the introductory exhibit building, we discovered the carosel. I rode on a pig--others of my group on swan--etc. It was wonderful fun and a great photo op.

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming and sprawling re-creation of an old farm with buildings transported from many places. Personal interaction is encouraged with the many helpful volunteers and experts. Even in mid-summer, it was not crowded. Authentic crops being grown and animals such as cows, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, pigs on hand. Highlights for me included the modern displays on New York State agriculture,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay so I thought it was going to be boring. I was wrong. I really enjoyed the little village. Mini.. Williamsburg. Loved that we spoke with period actors for the buildings we went into. My little one enjoyed the animals and craft. Nice little outing before lunch!

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great farming and trades exhibits. Great living history program. Lots of different types of historic buildings.

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