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Fenimore Art Museum

5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2500
+1 607-547-1400
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Recalling the life and legacy of James Fenimore Cooper

The origin of the Fenimore Art Museum dates to 1899 and, while it is known for its changing and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
A local treasure

We are members here so maybe a bit prejudiced. This little museum attracts and annually organizes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harriet K
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Bow, New Hampshire
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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 open April 1.
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  • Average3%
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5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The origin of the Fenimore Art Museum dates to 1899 and, while it is known for its changing and permanent exhibitions of American Folk Art, North American Indian art and artifacts, Hudson River School and 19th century genre paintings and American photography, it is more...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are members here so maybe a bit prejudiced. This little museum attracts and annually organizes some of the best shows of famous artists I've had the pleasure of viewing. This year it was the Andrew Wyeth collection of Victoria Wyeth, his granddaughter. The permanent...More

Thank Harriet K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a very limited collection but it does a good job of displaying regional art and art related to James Fenimore Cooper. Unless one were an avid Cooper fan, it is not worth a special visit but definitely it is a must-see if...More

Thank Hanna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The art museum accentuates the beauty and spirit of rural America. The featured artists who depict the skills of early tradesmen capture the essence of rural early American life. The Indian crafts and culture exhibit + the ice skating exhibit are exceptional. The Andrew Wyeth...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited the Fennimore Art Museum while our husbands went to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great decision! We started at 10:30 and left at 4! We stopped midway to enjoy drinks and a scone in their lovely patio. Thoroughly enjoyed all...More

Thank winepourer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden gem in Cooperstown. Museum offers a diverse array of exhibits. Named after the famous James Fenimore Cooper built on the site of his farm. Current exhibits include The Art of Figure Skating through the Ages: The Dick Button Collection (my favorite exhibit!), Hamilton’s Final...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to return to the Fenimore Museum with some permanent collections as well as exhibits. This year it is a Dick Button personal collection and an Andrew Wyeth family remembrance by his granddaughter, Victoria. It is a very personal story. Also on exhibit are photographic...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a big museum, but a well curated and well informed museum. We really enjoyed it. History and art. Locations amazing so please walk the grounds.

1  Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great small art museum with a variety of exhibits. Beautiful building and great view out the back of the lake.

1  Thank Katie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fenimore Art Museum collection is located in a beautiful stone building that has been totally updated while retaining the flavor of its marvelous New York history. We toured an exhibit of the works of Andrew Wyeth, curated by his granddaughter Vicki. The information and...More

1  Thank whoopsy2
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Response from Jerry Z | Reviewed this property |
Adults & juniors $12.00. Seniors $10.50. Discounts if you visit other attractions like Norman Rockwell's museum and Farmers museum.
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