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Fenimore Art Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I didn’t expect much and was stunned by the beauty of the home, how beautifully it is kept up and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susan B
Petaluma, California
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Feniiore Art Museum

Wonderful museum of American art. The grounds and the views of the Lake Otsego are beautiful. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raymond K
Denver, Colorado
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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...more
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5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 13326-2500
+1 607-547-1400
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn’t expect much and was stunned by the beauty of the home, how beautifully it is kept up and the quality of the exhibits. My favorite is the Thaw Collection of Native American art. The breadth and depth of the collection is breathtaking. Many...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum of American art. The grounds and the views of the Lake Otsego are beautiful. If you like American art, it is a must see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit the Fenimore every summer as part of our annual pilgrimage to Glimmerglass. There is always one or more special exhibits that make returning annually into a special treat. This year featured two such exhibitions. One was on Thomas Cole, whose sublime paintings of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has materials about James Fenimore Cooper as well as Alexander Hamilton including an interesting coverage of his duel with Aaron Burr and the argument that led up to it. Good Hudson River art.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

History of Cooperstown, works from William Cooper, Fenimore Cooper, and others. Fenimore was a fab of Western lore and even though he didn’t visit the West, he has plenty of Western and Native American Art. My favorite thought was the Thomas Cole selection on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great variety in the collection. When I visited there was a photography exhibit, Native American art, a room with art and historical artifacts about Alexander Hamilton including hand written letters, a room with opera costumes, a contemporary Russian painter, classic American art, American folk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A morning walk led us to the Fenimore. It's a lovely space. We enjoyed a Thomas Cole exhibit along with other artists of that time. The Native American exhibit was amazing. An assortment of masks, clothing, photos of festivals, explanations of the separate tribes rituals...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The paintings are breath taking and world class. The staff are very knowledgeable ahd helpful. The native American display is not to be missed. Cant wait to come back. I learned a lot.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Fenimore on a Wednesday morning. Enjoined the Thomas Cole, Hamilton and Native American exhibits. Be sure to step outside and sit on the benches overlooking the beautiful lake. Peaceful morning.

Thank Janbajamar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum, ample parking. Tour guide knowledgeable. Nice size museum and collections are wonderfully appropriate for upstate NY locale.

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Response from Jerry Z | Reviewed this property |
Adults & juniors $12.00. Seniors $10.50. Discounts if you visit other attractions like Norman Rockwell's museum and Farmers museum.