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Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown

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Take a trip back in time at Farmers' Museum, a living history museum providing insight into the lifestyle of 19th-century farmers. Take time to explore the outdoor exhibits of about 50 restored buildings, including a tavern, pharmacy, blacksmith's shop, doctor's office, general store, and printer's shop. The museum also contains a full-sized carousel, noted for its handcrafted panels and large-scale mural representing the history, culture, and natural resources of the state of New York. Situated on land once owned by celebrated author James Fenimore Cooper, the open-air museum contains several Colonial Revival-style buildings designed by architect Frank Whiting and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You'll have a chance to visit three gift shops and two cafes on the museum grounds. Make Farmers' Museum part of your personalized Cooperstown itinerary using our Cooperstown tour planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • An added bonus as admission was part of a package ticket with the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. History, artifacts, live animals and hands on exhibits all make this attraction a place to visit with or...  more »
  • From the people in period dress to the livestock and farm, if you're in Cooperstown the Farmers' Museum is worth a visit. It's great to talk to the local pharmacist about meds circa 1840s or watch the...  more »
  • So many great exhibits. Living history at its best. Great exhibits both indoors and outside. Carousel is a great feature. Wished we had much more time here. 2-3 hours is nowhere near enough time.  more »
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  • The farmers museum is a neat place to visit, especially if you like learning about history! There's a whole village to walk through, with historic buildings, and houses. They also have employees who are dressed in clothing that fits the time they're portraying, and doing various things that people did back in the 19th century. They're great about giving neat information about what life was like, and the things people did back then! It's almost like you've actually gone back in time! Gotta check this place out!
  • Great place, I'm so glad we came here, my kids loved it, great experience for us all. Very friendly staff, beautiful settings, well designed. Definitely worth making a trip just to town just to visit this place. I'll be visiting soon again. 👍👍
  • Awesome place, so interesting. Very friendly informative people. Loved it would definitely go back!
  • Awesome place for the family! The pancake breakfast is delicious. The whole museum is amazing! Lots to see and learn about.
  • It's fun for all ages. Engaging and educational.