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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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A fun day at a frontier farm!

The farmers museum sits on several acres that large stone buildings have been moved to for the most part to recreate farming days of days gone by. Actors in period clothing are in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The farmers museum sits on several acres that large stone buildings have been moved to for the most part to recreate farming days of days gone by. Actors in period clothing are in each building as you go through and learn about the different tasks that they did in the course of a regular day and operating the farm. Is... More 

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Stamford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience Cooperstown as it was over a hundred years ago. The chapel, pharmacist, black smith, tavern, paper making, broom and soap making, and the extensive farm buildings and animals. All personnel are dressed in period clothing, and have substantial knowledge. The grounds are beauiful, and it is an easy walk between buildings. Just across the street from the Fenimore Museum.

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Thank Kathy V
Brevard County, Florida
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206 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum in upstate New York. Livestock on display. Gardens growing. Displays of tools and machinery used in centuries past. A nice day trip with historical significance. Staff dressed in period clothing. Very knowledgeable of their craft.

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Thank Rita S
Albany, New York
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a great example of a living museum with beautiful buildings that are reenactments of the 19th century farm life. There is a restaurant where you get a snack and a few gift shops that have a nice variety of goods. The day that we visited the Farmer's Museum there was an antique tractor show going on which was... More 

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Thank bruz97
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Maybe on account of its name, I thought this was going to be a boring place, but I actually enjoyed it. I think this museum has something for everyone. The Historic Village is pretty cool. My favorite experience there was going to class in the old school. Being able to talk with the Village's workers was nice too; I specifically... More 

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Barberton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I did not make it through the entire site, but I enjoyed talking with some of the local artisans and learned some of the tricks that they used back in time.

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Thank MagicmanOH
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We went to the Farmers Museum to see the candlelight Evening. The place was packed! The grounds were decorated with candles in the windows and on the grounds. It was an amazing site. I would return..

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The grounds are gorgeous. It is an example of a much simpler time. The only thing I noticed was that since my first visit some time ago many of the artifacts are gone. What a shame. General Store doesn't quite fit the period either. Guess they felt a need to appeal to a different demographic. What a shame. Still worth... More 

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

If you are looking to get a look back into the past and see what life was like in the 1800's please visit the Farmers' Museum.

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had family home for Thanksgiving - perfect timing for the Thanksgiving at the Farm event...something for everyone - from carousel rides to strolling through the mid-1800's village...just perfect - looking forward to Candlelight Christmas!

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