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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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So much to see, lots of interesting exhibitions. Set on beautiful grounds on the shores of the Glimmerglass, you can take your husband and let him walk around outside while you... 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to see, lots of interesting exhibitions. Set on beautiful grounds on the shores of the Glimmerglass, you can take your husband and let him walk around outside while you browse inside. The docents are very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Another Cooperstown museum worth a membership.

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

Better known for his Leatherstocking books, James Fenimore Cooper's house is home to the Thaw Collection, a world class collection of American Indian artistry, a featured collection of various artists that changes during the year, and an astounding series of rooms featuring American folk art. One room is dedicated to Cooper, himself. The grounds are gorgeous and overlook the shimmering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering the Fenimore Art Museum will bring you back to the splendor or the late 19th century. The collections are fabulous and the Thawe wing collection of American Indian artifacts is arguably the best in the U.S. The gift shop is full of terrific gift ideas and books, and you can eat in the cafe, great place to spend a... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Multi-level art museum featuring local and internationally known artists. Nice displays for a small town museum in New York State.

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Visited this museum on a rainy afternoon in October. The architecture is lovely and the grounds were rolling hills and a view of a serene lake. Because of the drizzle, we were not able to explore the outside very much. An exhibit about the Lincoln assassination was fascinating, as we both love history. The Native American section was quite extensive.... More 

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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

A lovely museum. The Fenimore House itself is a work of art and its setting is just beautiful and inviting. The collections are interesting too, my favorite by far was the American Indian Wing which showcases the compelling Thaw collection.

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

The museum was quite nice, not really my cup of tea, however there were several interesting things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you are an American Indian buff this museum has an incredible exhibit. All the major tribes are represented,

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Carle Place, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a beautifully kept and well maintained museum. There are a variety of genres such as American Indian art, Folk portraits and early photography, Modern Still Patinings, works of Marc Chagall and more. I found the displays world class quality. There was a lot to see but wasn't overwhelming. I definitely recommend!

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Lovely building and grounds. Beautiful displays. Well presented. The trail in the back was an unexpected bonus. What a treasure. Will return in the spring or summer.

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