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Fenimore Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Fenimore is definitely worth a visit when in town. The building is steeped in history and is... read more

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Fountain Valley, California
Something to dur

The museum was very honest interesting the part about the woman's Amnesia and stuff was very... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Mark V
East Williamson
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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 2 weeks ago

The Fenimore is definitely worth a visit when in town. The building is steeped in history and is beautiful on the outside and in. The museum has a variety of exhibits. The time that we were in town, they had a large folk art show,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The museum was very honest interesting the part about the woman's Amnesia and stuff was very interesting in Native American art was beautiful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark V
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Cooperstwon itself is a great little town, whether for baseball fans or fans of the American writer Fenimore Cooper. At the museum there was an exhibit of Hamilton and Burr´s duel, with paintings depicting the landscape surrounding these men at the time of their falling...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RosaliaVerissimo
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Loved walking through the Fenimore Art Museum and its various collections, plus learning about the area that propelled James Fenimore Cooper’s writings. The Indian Art Collection was fascinating with its masks, baskets, pottery, kachina dolls, etc. There’s American and Folk Art to be appreciated plus...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dfasching
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

It is a fantastic place to visit. The museum is bright and airy with wonderful displays and exhibits. I would recommend this to any one that desires knowledge of art and culture. Staff was awesome and very helpful. I would go again.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Bonita S
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Glad we stopped in for a quick visit. Fairly small museum, but has some cool exhibits. They had Hamilton-Burr letters on display.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The grounds are absolutely beautiful with lovely views of the lake. The collections are interesting and varied, with great Native American and American folk art and a lovely rotating exhibit on Imogen Cunningham. The person at the ticket counter was a bit curt.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cwhit005
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took the opportunity to visit the James Fenimore Cooper Museum while staying at the beautiful and regal Osetga Hotel in Cooperstown! The Museum and it’s grounds presented a lovely backdrop for the wedding of some close friends! While there, we decided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patterson R
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I would go to Cooperstown just to see exhibits at the Fenimore truly beautiful space lovingly cared for it was so nice that I joined to support there Garrett

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert Bruce L
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Stopped in on a recent trip to Cooperstown because we saw that they had one particular exhibit that aligned with our interests. We didn't have much time, so we went just to see the letters between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton leading up to their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Richard G
25 November 2018|
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Response from dfasching | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there’s lots of onsite parking. Enjoy the museum.
26 September 2015|
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Response from 542jerryz | Reviewed this property |
Adults & juniors $12.00. Seniors $10.50. Discounts if you visit other attractions like Norman Rockwell's museum and Farmers museum.