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Farmers' Museum

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Address: Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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+1 888-547-1450
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Great place to take the kids.

This was an interesting mix of time outdoors and education in life during the 1800s. You learn about life during the 19th century, from everyone including the blacksmith to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lori B
Merrick, New York
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Merrick, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an interesting mix of time outdoors and education in life during the 1800s. You learn about life during the 19th century, from everyone including the blacksmith to the local printer while exploring a functioning farm. There are live animals to visit and enjoy too.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit. Well maintained, clean, friendly staff who explain pharmacy, blacksmithing, printing etc as it was in the 1840's. The turkeys put on quite a show which had young and old laughing. Beautiful carousel which one can ride for a dollar.

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Fairport, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Oneonta for the weekend for a family gathering and 13 of us went to the museum for the afternoon. It provided for a nice, leisurely activity for a group. It was interesting to see all of the old buildings, although I would've liked to have seen more live demonstrations. The demonstrations we did participate in were very... More 

Thank Shirley E
Cooperstown, New York
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

We went to the farmers museum a few times and always leave disappointed. Kids seem bored,the Cardiff giant is neat,but for the new generation 'who's PT Barnum" is the refrain. Went to ride the merry go round and had to each pay an extra dollar, really? They need the $ for something like that? Christmas evening candle event was nice...would... More 

Thank objectiveone88
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

This is a wonderful addition to the activities Cooperstown has to offer. It is a very special place for people who like antiques and love NY

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This was our first vist for the Candlelight Event. Frankly, when I write a review I like to be objective and point out the good and the bad and let you make you're own decisions. This time all I have are good things to say. Well worth the trip, well worth the money and we'll worth braving the cold. And... More 

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

So many people and huge lines for everything.They needed more areas to serve hot chocolate and food.

Thank jeepgal31
Penn Yan, New York
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

I enjoyed it as I come from a farming community and family. Would have enjoyed it more in warmer weather as buildings are not heated.

Thank baker1576
Danville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The Farmers' Museum is located across the street from the Fenmore Art Museum. A discount is available if visiting both attractions, which I highly recommend. The Farmers' Museum consists of a series of historic buildings which were moved to the site and now form a complete village. Costumed workers explain the buildings and demonstrate printing, black smithing, cooking in a... More 

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

we visited during the Tractor Festival and my husband was in heaven! so much to see, and every building had an expert to guide you thru the times!! great visit

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