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The Farmers' Museum

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Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
+1 607-547-1450
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Nice relaxing visit

Having been here for events, but never seeing the rest of the property, we decided to check it out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
UpstateNYLawchick
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Upstate NY
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weekend visit

Very well done, very interesting to see how farming has evolved. Loved the real time learning at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeconstant14
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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm animals” (33 reviews)
“cardiff giant” (21 reviews)
“merry go round” (24 reviews)
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Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having been here for events, but never seeing the rest of the property, we decided to check it out on a Sunday. The main building has some interesting pictures as displays but the heart of the place is the living displays. Multiple out buildings where...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well done, very interesting to see how farming has evolved. Loved the real time learning at the printers house and blacksmith shop. Hops tour very interesting as well

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a school trip for G4 and they enjoyed outdoor activities. Some barns and houses where the exhibits and staff dressed in 19th century costumes. Loved the gift shop for selection, air con and sales staff for kind service. Caris smiles and ask if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were in town for a concert at Ommegang and were looking for something to do while in the area (outside of the ever-present baseball theme). We came across this site and had such a good time! Ended up spending over 3...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend 2 hrs. and enjoy every minute, lots to see and experience, very interesting you can see how people lived in 1800s the one thing I can remember about the inn ware the bar is located the term bar was because they actually...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a couple times over the years . The Cardiff Giant Was a great hoax in its time. There’s some interesting exhibits on the property and it’s a nice diversion from everything baseball in town.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expected a lot more than we got. Kids were bored and unimpressed. Exhibits not enticing. Not very high on our list.

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FenimoreFarmers, Public Relations Manager at The Farmers' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. A vast majority of our visitors find their experience highly enlightening and entertaining. We hope your overall experience of Cooperstown was a positive one.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on Mother's Day, and enjoyed the many and varied exhibits. There are demonstrations of tasks and skills related to farm life in the 1800s, with staff in period costume. All were friendly and informative. The farm is stocked with animals that would have...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a great Cooperstown attraction for those who want to see something other than the Baseball Hall of Fame. We spent about 3-4 hours there. Most of the buildings had someone present dressed in period costumes to talk about how things were done back...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

History is a common theme at museums. Some museums contain historic artifacts that recall the days of yesteryear and let us see just how far we have come as a people and culture. Others focus on more recent history and the evolving nature of activities....More

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Joseph Q
6 July 2017|
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Response from turnkeyloan | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are basically smooth dirt with small gravel. Completely walkable. The museum doesn't cover a whole lot of area so there are no means of transportation provided. There are places where you can sit and rest.
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towngirlmerr
28 May 2015|
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Response from 77Tom77 | Reviewed this property |
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.
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