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“Farmer's history at it's best”

The Farmers' Museum
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stopped here on our way to another location. It was worth it. A quiet walk through 200-yr-old buildings and grounds, with folks in authentic garb explaining their tasks, like the blacksmith, doctor, the lady cooking with an open fireplace. Would be great for children, too.

Thank Southernnow
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

With one extra day on our hands, we visited this great interactive museum. It's definitely not just for kids. The experts on site give an amazing amount of information and history. Each of the buildings is authentic to the area and it's clear that the benefactors and supporters of this museum go to great lengths to make sure that it stays first class. We saw a great pick up truck exhibit as well as the regular attractions and easily enjoyed several hours on this part of our trip.

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went for the evening "bump in the night" tour. Tour guide knew a lot about the buildings and property history. For $10, it was well worth it. A little rain added to the "aura"

Thank DMF53
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place was a real surprise, my wife wanted to visit ... didn't think it would be much ... but had a great time... it's like been on a real farm from 100's of years ago. It was fun and we learned alot...

Thank TTP_0308
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This museum is in such a lovely setting and the staff very knowledgeable. As you was through the village there are people in period costume explaining what life was like for the early settlers. You could easily spend the day there and not get bored! Would definitely recommend visiting.

Thank FoxyBoomer
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