The Farmers' Museum

The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown: Hours, Address, The Farmers' Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Farmers' Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Farms
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
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nycebh
New York City, NY246 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I love visiting the Farmers Museum. All the people are so friendly. Definitely talk to the curators to get a unique perspective on life in 19th century in Upper New York State. Great tip is to be around between 3 and 4 when all the animals are fed including pigs, goats and calves. Wonderful to visit when beautiful leaves are turning. Wonderful place for pictures.
Written 22 October 2021
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Patti
Sunset Beach, NC4 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely buildings that have been moved to this site from around NY State. A little disappointing if you've been to Bethpage Restoration or Sturbridge Village.
Written 30 August 2021
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Cobham6531
7 contributions
Aug 2021
I enjoyed my visit to the Farmers Museum. Very nice buildings and an interesting story behind it. The farm animals and carousel would make it a great place for young kids.
Written 25 August 2021
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ISyzigi
New York City, NY127 contributions
Aug 2021
Go visit this amazing microcosm of transplanted historical buildings no matter what your age! Who wouldn't be interested in stepping into an inn, a church, a blacksmith, and so many more structures that were taken apart stone by stone and post by beam, then reconstructed to delight and edify us? It's a transporting experience, as is petting the goats and riding the carousel. Never too late to have a happy childhood!
Written 7 August 2021
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Maltipoo16
New York824 contributions
Dec 2020
Visited for the candlelight evening tour of the museum right before Christmas. The whole place was light up by only candlelight and it was quiet beautiful. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Had a great experience even though it was so cold outside!
Written 3 July 2021
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Kate C
Tunkhannock, PA181 contributions
May 2021
Always enjoy a visit here. Such a trip back in time. Some of the displays have been moving tp allow for better social distancing, and some of the smaller buildings were closed for that reason, but didn't detract from the visit. The entire property feels like they spent a lot of time during COVID sprucing up things; everything looked so nice.
Written 2 May 2021
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David W
Glens Falls, NY19 contributions
Apr 2021
We stop here even when we don't have kids or grandchildren with us. The museum and the 1840's village take you back to when upstate New York was rural and almost entirely agricultural. The re-enactors are knowledgeable and friendly, as are the sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle, and horses. Well, the goats are not that knowledgeable. $10.50 for senior citizens.
Written 5 April 2021
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tabhauser
Glen Cove, NY770 contributions
Oct 2020
If you know nothing about farming or have children this is an OK place to go. The recreation village was interesting. The docents were very good and interesting. I would not make a special trip here. We went after seeing the Fenimore Art Museum.l
Written 3 December 2020
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Spw91
Bridgewater, NJ640 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Very nice even though a full visit isn’t possible. Couldn’t go into many of the historical buildings. Though they moved there some of the demonstrations outside.
Everyone was very informative and polite.
Written 23 August 2020
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Laurie P
Cortland, NY7,259 contributions
Jul 2020
Both hubby and I had visited this museum as children over 50 years ago. Two days before we had gone to the Fenimore Art Museum across the street, and we came back at opening time to see what had changed in 50 years! Due to the reduced experience the price of admission was also reduced. That was thoughtful.
The staff were incredible. It is so hard for them to take a hands on experience and make it COVID compliable. Many of the buildings are closed...but you can peek into the buildings and there is a very nice sign in each doorway talking about the buildings. I do not think we missed going in the buildings-this was good enough. The main building was open, and there was a great exhibit about the history of Beer that hubby and I found fascinating (considering we visited 4 breweries while we were in town!) The Cardiff Giant is also in the main building. As we left the main building we met a nice man making brooms. We had a great conversation with him.
After the main building we went on to the Carousel. It would have been awesome to have gone for a ride...but we understood! The young lady there was full of knowledge.
We watched a blacksmith create, saw lots of animals and beautiful flowers. The farm is very nice! We were glad we visited.
At the end we bought a couple things at the gift shop.
Written 10 August 2020
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The Farmers' Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM