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Fenimore Art Museum

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Address: 5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: +1 607-547-1400
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Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking...

Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking Otsego Lake, this museum features fine collections of American art, James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia and historic photographs. (Closed January 1 - March 31) New exhibitions open April 1.

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It is as it advertises itself.

Keep in mind that I am no art specialist. I just look and know what I like. I'm glad I went. I live in the area and have never been. I judge what I see based only on my own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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West Winfield, New York
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West Winfield, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Keep in mind that I am no art specialist. I just look and know what I like. I'm glad I went. I live in the area and have never been. I judge what I see based only on my own taste. There were a lot of things that looked good and there were a bunch of things that to me... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't assume the museum only is for older children. Their Indian Tales in the Lucy B. Hamilton outdoor theatre is exceptional not to be forgotten along with The Otsego Place, hands on tour of Indian Life in the region. Young and old alike enjoy this education with excitement experience! Emily was our tour guide with such depth and breadth of... More 

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Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I are not into sports which I believe is why most people visit Cooperstown. A friend suggested we visit the museum and what a treat it was. The house itself was magnificent with generous rooms and great natural light. A large addition had been added with a wonderful dual staircase leading to the lower level. The present... More 

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Thank Jean C
Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Fenimore House twice during a recent trip to Cooperstown. Love the architecture of this house museum, as well as the stunning gardens and view of the lake from the rear terrace. The "Cooper Room" gives lots of local context, and a helpful docent answered our many questions. Especially enjoyed the permanent collections of American Paintings and Folk Art, but... More 

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Thank Joyce3909
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small but very nice collection. Definitely worth an few hours time while in Cooperstown. Loved the early Ansel Adams exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit here and would recommend it. I was very excited to check out the Hamilton's Final Act exhibit featuring the "your obedient servant" letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr leading up to their duel. The exhibit is small, but powerful and moving. The Ansel Adams and Toulouse-Lautrec exhibits were very well done. The building itself... More 

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

This is one of the finest small museums that I have ever visited. I have been there several times. &The permanent collection of native American art is unusual since it was collected for its beauty rather than its anthropological value. The American art is world class and the special exhibiys are always interesting

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The art collection is housed in a beautiful building--" neo-Georgian structure built in the 1930s on the site of James Fenimore Cooper's early 19th century farmhouse on the shore of Otsego Lake, Cooper's Glimmerglass." It's worth the visit to see the building! Admission is $12, $10.50 for seniors and kids under 12 get in free. If you get hungry, there... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the special exhibits of works by Ansel Adams and Toulouse Lautrec. Also of interest was the fairly extensive Native American exhibit. The Ansel Adams photographs were incredible for both subject matter and capturing the feeling of the scene.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fenimore Art Museum embodies American history and sense of place - Cooperstown, New York - together, with art, both past and present. The setting - a mansion on Lake Otsego (some people call it Glimmerglass Lake), retrofitted as the museum - with its expansive lawn rolling down to the lake, places the viewer directly in the place that literary... More 

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