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The Farmers' Museum

(4.7) Google Reviews (731)
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits.

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July 01 2022
Quaint history museum focused on mid-1800's farming implements, tools, life style, and specialty trades of the time. Set as a small town with several well restored buildings each highlighting a specific trade. The blacksmith, printing, barns, farmhouse, and tavern were very well presented each with a staff person in period authentic costume answering questions and demonstrating their craft. The second floor of the main building has an extensive display of trade-specific old tools and farming equipment. This is a very worthwhile exhibit to see if you're a tool aficionado. There are some farm animals such as pigs, goats, sheep, cows, horses, chickens, and turkeys. Most are in fenced areas and some can be petted though the fence. There's a restored carousel with a $1 per person charge to ride. A very nice nostalgic exhibit. Light food, soft drinks and snacks are available in a cafe building. There's an admission to enter the main museum property. Kids will like the visit and it can be enjoyed in a few relaxed hours. When in the Cooperstown area this is a good place to visit with the family.

May 26 2021
Something for just about anyone.... if you like history, its great. If you like hands on crafts, its great. If you like animals, its great. Great place to take a bunch of people.... everyone will enjoy it for something.

July 30 2022
Fascinating museum, beautifully arranged. And the carousel is just wonderful. New York history and representation from all over the state in beautifully carved animals and cameos. Simply charming and much fun!

June 09 2022
Fun for all ages! Great tourist location for kids to see, learn, and interact with farm animals and farm workers. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum and would definitely return when in the area again. I believe this museum can apparently be rented as a venue for weddings and held in the old church on site after operating hours as there was a wedding that was just beginning around their closing time of 5p on a Saturday.

May 28 2022
Such an Amazing place. Has great informative staff, great historic buildings, cute animals and a very calm feel to it. I'd recommend coming here.

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