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The Farmers' Museum

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Very good for what it is

My husband was raised on a farm, I'm a townie. However, the village was set up as an historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judith B
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Step back in time

Step back in time at this old village setting. There's plenty of activities to keep you and your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Lake Road, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 13326
+1 607-547-1450
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was raised on a farm, I'm a townie. However, the village was set up as an historic village - blacksmith, etc. It was quite interesting, and the 'town folks' were knowledgable and entertaining. Kids would probably really enjoy it.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Step back in time at this old village setting. There's plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy. There's a carousel, farm animals, blacksmith, broom maker, doctor's office, print shop, a working farm etc. If you get hungry there's a cafe.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Right behind the wax museum on the main drag, the farmers market has an excellent selection with too much repetition. Indoors, reasonably warm in November, we found SEVERAL vendors we could not resist. Would definitely seek it out again. Also, unlike many attractions, BATHROOMS

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We attended this special event and it was AMAZING! We heard a retelling of Poe's The Tell Tale Heart and were entertained and mesmerized. Our tour guide was great! It was worth the trip! I hope it comes back next year!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We only had a couple of hours late in the day to visit. Even so we enjoyed it very much and even learned some great info from some of the staff. I would like to go back sometime.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on the suggestion of our Bed and Breakfast host. What a wonderful ace to spend several hours. First, you walk through a barn entrance that has hands-on areas, and open classroom/ demo areas. Field trip groups and special educational classes also use...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brewer4
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Wonderful and beautiful. Great activities for kids all while learning history in a exciting and interesting way. Everyone should go here at least once. If you like architecture these buildings are well kept and brilliant to look at.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank storsbergg
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited during their Tractorfest and had an absolute blast. There is a ton of kid friendly attractions including animals and interactive exhibits. The village is a March back in time to the 1800s with people dressed the part and who know...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Craig S
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was a really interesting place to visit on a rainy day. The living history part of it was wonderful! THE CAROUSEL WAS THE ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS TRIP!! There is a beautiful carousel, that adults can ride as well as children (for a small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank anywherebutFL
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a well organized working museum. There were several friendly costumed workers to watch, farm animals, quilters, blacksmith working as they would have in the 1800’s. It is a nice place for a stroll on a sunny Fall weekend. The crowds were gone. All...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joseph Q
July 6, 2017|
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Response from Vermonter47 | Reviewed this property |
There are walking paths with benches along the way. There is also a horse-drawn wagon ... Percherons.
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Adults: $12 Seniors: $10.50 Juniors (7-12): $6.00 Children (6 and under): free Other information may be seen at the Farmer's Museum website.