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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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Great Agricultural Museum! Great re-enactment village circa 1840s!

The museum has an outstanding collection of old well cared for farming implements as well as other tools used on farms to care for all aspects of life in the 1800s. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
WillMyWifeGetSick
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum has an outstanding collection of old well cared for farming implements as well as other tools used on farms to care for all aspects of life in the 1800s. There are some very interesting displays about modern day efforts to use older, advantageous farming techniques and many also give great examples from the state of New York. The... More 

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Somerville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Farmer's Museum does a great job of showing various aspects of rural life in the 1800s. They have exhibits ranging from farming and blacksmithing to health care and broom making. Visitors of all ages should find something interesting.

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Cooperstown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am probably the only person in history who came to Cooperstown to visit the blacksmith shop at the farmers museum and did not even know there was a baseball museum. In my mind the Farmers Museum was Cooperstown's "Claim to Fame". I think it still is. Just not everyone knows about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great and educational place to visit. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A must see for families who are visiting the area. Docents on the premises were dressed in period costumes and relayed historical stories and information to visitors. The next day we took a side trip to one of the cider mills that we learned about in the museum to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this museum on our way out of Cooperstown. o glad that we did. It was a very interesting stop. Great place to bring young children for a taste of yesteryear. We strolled around the farm and it's buildings on a beautiful autumn Sunday morning. We loved the old pharmacy exhibit and the carousel. We bought some heirloom... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown is a wonderful place to visit, regardless of age, and engage with New York's farming history. It is populated by knowledgable re-enacters who have interesting stories to tell about colonial journalism, broom making, culinary and medicinal herbs, etc. The campus is beautifully maintained and includes excellent signage and lovely outdoor views. My favorite item was... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice events for famiies. After the baseball season is over at Labor Day, this town becomes dead during the week. Do not visit here during the week. There is not enough to do during the week. After the Hall Of fame & this wonderful museum, no other interesting places are open and have any interesting event.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 3 year old loved this place. It is very clean, big and a lot of space for him to run. The museum gives lots a descriptions in regards to what they have and the growing of items in NY. They have various animals and some you can touch. A merry-go-round that is a $1.00 to ride and a free... More 

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

I attended a wedding on the grounds. The story is that the church was moved to its resting place from another location. There was a Civil War Reenactment going on that day, and it was fascinating to watch.

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Cooperstown many times but never stopped at the Farmers Museum. Wonderful spot. Reasonable entrance fee($10.50 for seniors). The recreated village was the highlight of our visit. Seeing and talking to the pharmacist, blacksmith, and farmers wife was great. Hat's off to the staff! Very informative and entertaining. We were there after "baseball season, i.e. Field of Dreams"... More 

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