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Fenimore Art Museum

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Address: 5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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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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Great museum

An unbelieveable selection of art and artifacts. This is a great place for adults as well as kids. Nice sandwich shop too. The views of the lake from the patio tables are worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 28, 2016
Dr Chris A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

An unbelieveable selection of art and artifacts. This is a great place for adults as well as kids. Nice sandwich shop too. The views of the lake from the patio tables are worth the visit

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Natick,Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This was a surprisingly nice museum in town that I did not expect. They had a nice variety of exhibits and the building is absolutely beautiful. It is right on the lake, so a stroll around back is a must.

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Cooperstown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The setting is great, on the lake, with nice stone work out the back. The exhibits were fantastic when we visited, paintings were stunning...colors vibrant

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West Berlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This museum is terrific. The American Indian exhibit amazed me. It is extensive, and enlightening. It pays a deserving tribute to the many tribes who have inhabited and still inhabit North America. The building itself is superb...and within the building are spacious rooms, with well designed displays. The placards adjacent to each item are easy to read. Try to fit... More 

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We were delighted to see such an array of American Indian art along with a total of three floors of art!

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We were in awe with all that we saw here. The museum is open, inviting and expertly laid out. One of our favorite sections was the floor honoring Native Americans.

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Cooperstown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding session, typical of series provided throughout the summer season on topics related to exhibits or events in the cultural community. Speakers are staff of the museum who are experts in the areas. Given to small groups which allow exchange of ideas and inspection of appropriate exhibits.

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely museum is a gorgeous location. We enjoyed the special exhibit on Alexander Hamilton/Aaron Burr. The galleries are full of gems! It was especially interesting to learn about the historical building, which was once the home of James Fenimore Cooper. Make sure to take time to walk around the grounds and down to the lake. Very nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A beautiful museum with even more beautiful and extensive grounds in the back bordering the Lake. The café serves Ommegang brews and there is a lovely and very large sitting area in the back overlooking the grounds which provides a fabulous view of the lake. The museum and grounds should take no more than half-a-day to explore. This is a... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

History is well preserved here, from the 1800's to ancient Indians. There is plenty of art and artifacts for viewing and studying. The grounds are absolutely stunning, especially in the fall. The view of the lake was breathtaking.

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