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Address: Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: +1 888-547-1450
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Living history museum re-creates 19th-century rural life, complete with...

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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I enjoyed it as I come from a farming community and family. Would have enjoyed it more in warmer weather as buildings are not heated.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
baker1576
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Penn Yan, New York
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Penn Yan, New York
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed it as I come from a farming community and family. Would have enjoyed it more in warmer weather as buildings are not heated.

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Thank baker1576
Danville, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Farmers' Museum is located across the street from the Fenmore Art Museum. A discount is available if visiting both attractions, which I highly recommend. The Farmers' Museum consists of a series of historic buildings which were moved to the site and now form a complete village. Costumed workers explain the buildings and demonstrate printing, black smithing, cooking in a... More 

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Thank sblake311
massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

we visited during the Tractor Festival and my husband was in heaven! so much to see, and every building had an expert to guide you thru the times!! great visit

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Thank tvlqueen
Rochester, New York
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have been to many of this type and it is among the best. Not only are the exhibits accurate and detailed there are interpreters in period costume to answer questions and offer an idea of life in that time. We especially enjoyed the iron manufacturing and herb garden along with one of the pioneer kitchens. The exhibit of farm... More 

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Thank farmhand2014
Perrysburg, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's a great step back in time. I was there many years ago, and it's a little more modernized now. It's a great place for kids to see how people lived so many years ago. I highly recommend it. Because I visited in the fall, the colorful leaves were an added bonus.

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Thank Mary C
Harrisonville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

You could easily spend the day here, this place is awesome! We spent about 3 hours here because we had other stops to make, but I have never been to anywhere like this in my life. This place is beautiful and it is so neat to step back in time and walk through the village where everyone is in character.... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very well done working farm and small village demonstration The buildings and grounds provide a view of farm life in early America. The staff is excellent and demonstrated skills from weaving, black smithing, printing, pharmacy as well as the live animals and farming. Worth the visit

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Thank Stephen L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I go to the Farmers Museum every few years and never get tired of it. It is home to an impressive collection of historic buildings that include a blacksmith shop, barber shop, typical farmer's home and many more. The vintage merry-go-round is a must see with it's New York themed animals that include a great beaver and a goose. There... More 

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Thank Cindy M
Hooksett, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This museum is meticulously put together with every detail considered to keep the time frame associated with clothing worn, utensils and techniques used. The grounds are immaculate. This is a walk through history for all ages who attend. Of particular interest were the "Westcott Shop" and the "Print Shop". Techniques used to make brooms were displayed by those in the... More 

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Carnation, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very good museum - lots of history of the area. Working "town" with great interaction. The carousel was fantastic - New York history, all in one place. Plan to have at least an hour (we spent 3) to see everything.

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