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The Farmers' Museum

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Step back in time here

We visited here on the suggestion of our Bed and Breakfast host. What a wonderful ace to spend... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jax, FL
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Great for couples or famalies

Wonderful and beautiful. Great activities for kids all while learning history in a exciting and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Remsen, New York
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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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Lake Road, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 13326
+1 607-547-1450
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here on the suggestion of our Bed and Breakfast host. What a wonderful ace to spend several hours. First, you walk through a barn entrance that has hands-on areas, and open classroom/ demo areas. Field trip groups and special educational classes also use...More

Thank Brewer4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful and beautiful. Great activities for kids all while learning history in a exciting and interesting way. Everyone should go here at least once. If you like architecture these buildings are well kept and brilliant to look at.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited during their Tractorfest and had an absolute blast. There is a ton of kid friendly attractions including animals and interactive exhibits. The village is a March back in time to the 1800s with people dressed the part and who know...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really interesting place to visit on a rainy day. The living history part of it was wonderful! THE CAROUSEL WAS THE ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS TRIP!! There is a beautiful carousel, that adults can ride as well as children (for a small...More

Thank anywherebutFL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well organized working museum. There were several friendly costumed workers to watch, farm animals, quilters, blacksmith working as they would have in the 1800’s. It is a nice place for a stroll on a sunny Fall weekend. The crowds were gone. All...More

Thank 001BillyV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We debated whether or not to visit since we've both been to similar attractions but we were glad we took the time to visit this one. We took the hops tour and learned so much about the process involved in making beer. Especially in olden...More

Thank imagineny2210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and unique items sold through out the property including gift shop. Use cash to avoid sales tax at the outdoor vendors. Shop around for homemade foods- the prices may vary. Beer tasting was fun and afforded us the souviner glasses to keep. Worthwhile to...More

1  Thank Georgia I
Reviewed 30 August 2018

A wonderful experience for adults, children, and hopefully...the farm animals too. This museum has grown since I last visited in 1983-thank goodness!! The historic houses, historic shops, historic gardens & recreational features that have been added makes this an excellent experience. The information provided by...More

Thank NickDanger38
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Farmers Museum was a wonderful surprise during our visit to Cooperstown. There were a couple dozen beautifully restored buildings including an enormous and beautiful stone barn from the original gentleman’s Farm, to a doctors office, a pharmacy, blacksmith shop, a print shop, a broom...More

1  Thank drerle
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There is something for everyone at the Farmer's Museum & Village Crossroads. Besides a historic look at the tools and implements of early life in Cooperstown and surrounding villages, there is a pictorial history of this beautiful agricultural area. A fascinating and educational step back...More

Thank Elaine L
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Joseph Q
6 July 2017|
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Response from Vermonter47 | Reviewed this property |
There are walking paths with benches along the way. There is also a horse-drawn wagon ... Percherons.
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.