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Open today, April 25, until 4:00 p.m.

Museum Map

Daily Activities

APRIL HAPPENINGS

• New arrivals: Our calf has arrived! She is a Jersey heifer and is waiting for you to come down for a visit in the Childrens’ Barnyard!

• Our  sheep are freshly sheared!

• Teddy & Bear, our oxen-in-training may be out and about.

• We will be busy planting the Butterfly Garden soon.

 

 

 

Museum Hours: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Enjoy ongoing activities in select buildings along with highlight activities listed below.


HIGHLIGHT ACTIVITIES:

 

  

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00               Re-Shoeing Dick & Doc (Our Percheron Draft Horses)

10:00 – 11:00   Music in the Church

                        Cornwallville Church

10:00 – 12:00   Cooking on the Woodstove

                        Bump Tavern

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make Your Own Nail Ring

(9 yrs. and up/closed-toe shoes)g

                        Blacksmith Shop

2:00 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Bottle Feeding our new calf

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 11:00   Music in the Church

                        Cornwallville Church

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make Your Own Nail Ring

(9 yrs. and up/closed-toe shoes)

                        Blacksmith Shop

2:00 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Bottle Feeding our new calf

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day              Stenciling with HSEAD

                        More House

All Day              Baking Day

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:00   Music in the Church

                        Cornwallville Church

10:00 – 12:00   19th Century Games

                        Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

10:30 – 11:00   Forge Talks: Starting the Forge

                        Blacksmith Shop

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30       Storytime at the Schoolhouse

                         Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

1:00 – 2:00       Make a Nail Ring

                        (9 Yrs and Up/Closed Toe Shoes)

                        Blacksmith Shop

2:00 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Bottle Feeding our new calf

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

11:00               Roasting Day

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00   Forge Talks: Repairing the Bellows

                        Blacksmith Shop

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make a Nail Ring (9 yrs. And up/closed-toe shoes required)

                        Blacksmith Shop

1:30 – 3:00       Music in the Tavern

                        Bump Tavern

2:00 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Bottle Feeding our new calf

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 11:00   Music in the Church

                        Cornwallville Church

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make a Nail Ring(9 yrs. old & up/Closed-toe shoes required)

                        Blacksmith Shop

1:30 – 3:00       Music in the Tavern

                        Bump Tavern

2:00 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Bottle Feeding our new calf

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

MAY HAPPENINGS On THE FARM

(Scroll Down to See Daily Highlight Activities* for MAY)

NEW ARRIVALS: CHICKS have hatched out in Brooks Barn and our CALF was born March 18th! She is a Jersey heifer named Parsnip and is waiting for you to come down for a visit in the Childrens' Barnyard.

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LAMBING Season is here! When will our new LAMBS greet the world?

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Teddy & Bear, our OXEN-IN-TRAINING may be out and about.

 

 

Enjoy Ongoing Activities in Select Historic Buildings

Each Day!

Daily Highlight Activities are listed below.

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 12:00   Cooking on the Woodstove

                        Bump Tavern

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

2:00 – 2:30       Garden Walk

                        Pharmacy Garden

2:00 – 3:30       Music in the Tavern

                        Bump Tavern

3:15                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:00 – 2:30     Horse-Drawn Wagon

            (Weather-Permitting)

                        Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

2:00 – 2:30       Medicines From the Garden

                        Pharmacy Garden

3:15                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 11:00   Singing in the Church

                        Cornwallville Church

All Day              Making Band Boxes

                        A Demonstration in More House

10:30 – 11:00   Forge Talks: Coal to Coke-Operating the Forge

Blacksmith Shop

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

2:30 – 3:00       Broom Boom! History of Brooms

           Westcott Shop

3:15                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                   Baking Day

                             Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:00       19th Century Games

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

All Day                  Making Bandboxes

                            Demonstration in More House

10:30 – 11:00       Forge Talks: Starting the Forge Fire

                            Blacksmith Shop

12:00 - 12:30        Empire State Carousel Tour

12:00 – 12:30       Schoolhouse Lesson

                             Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon

                 (Weather-Permitting)

                              Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 - 1:00           Military Band Organ Concert

                              Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45             Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00             Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required)              

2:00 – 2:30             Medicines From the Garden

                              Pharmacy Garden

2:30 – 3:00            Broom Boom! History of Brooms

                             Westcott Shop

3:15                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

     Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

 

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                  Roasting Day

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:00       19th Century Games

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

All Day                  Making Bandboxes

                           Demonstration in More House

10:30 – 11:00       Forge Talks: Starting the Forge Fire

                            Blacksmith Shop

12:00 - 12:30        Empire State Carousel Tour

12:00 – 12:30       Schoolhouse Lesson

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon

                (Weather-Permitting)

                             Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 - 1:00          Military Band Organ Concert

                             Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00            Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required)

2:00 – 3:00            Take a Turn at Setting Type

    Print Shop          

2:00 – 2:30            Medicines From the Garden

                             Pharmacy Garden

3:15                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

    Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:00 – 2:30     Horse-Drawn Wagon

            (Weather-Permitting)

                        Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

2:00 – 2:30       Garden Walk

                        Pharmacy Garden

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 12:00   Cooking on the Woodstove

                        Bump Tavern

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:30       Music in the Tavern

                        Bump Tavern

2:00 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day              Making Bandboxes

                        Demonstration in More House

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:00 – 2:30     Horse-Drawn Wagon

           (Weather-Permitting)

                        Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00       Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

2:00 – 2:30       Medicines From the Garden

                        Pharmacy Garden

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                         Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

12:00 - 12:30    Empire State Carousel Tour

12:30 - 1:00      Military Band Organ Concert

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 11:00       19th Century Games

                           Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

All Day                  Making Bandboxes

                           Demonstration in More House

11:00 -12:00         The Cooper at Work

                             Morey Barn

12:00 - 12:30        Empire State Carousel Tour

12:00 – 12:30       Schoolhouse Lesson

                             Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon

                (Weather-Permitting)

                             Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 - 1:00          Military Band Organ Concert

                             Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 3:00            The Cooper at Work

                             Morey Barn

2:00 – 2:30            Garden Walk

                             Pharmacy Garden

2:30 – 3:00            Broom Boom! History of Brooms

                             Westcott Shop

3:30                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

     Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                              Children’s Barnyard

 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Happy Mother's Day!


 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                  Roasting Day

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:00       19th Century Games

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

All Day                  Making Bandboxes

                            Demonstration in More House

10:30 – 11:00       Forge Talks: Starting the Forge Fire

                            Blacksmith Shop

11:00 – 12:00       Take a Turn on the Drop Spindle

                            Westcott Shop

12:00 - 12:30        Empire State Carousel Tour

12:00 – 12:30       Schoolhouse Lesson

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon

                (Weather-Permitting)

                             Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 - 1:00          Military Band Organ Concert

                             Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

1:00 – 2:00            Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes             required)

2:00 – 3:00            Take a Turn at Setting Type

    Print Shop          

3:30                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

     Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                              Children’s Barnyard

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Hours

January - April 1
Closed for winter except for special programs, events and educational groups with
reservations.

Sugaring Off Sundays:
Every Sunday in March (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Activities: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 2 - May 6
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays

May 7 - October 14, Columbus Day
Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 15 - October 31
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays

November
Closed for winter except for special programs such as Thanksgiving at The Farm - open Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  And educational groups with reservations.  Limited buildings open.

December
Closed for winter except for special programs such as Candlelight Evening.  Limited buildings open.

Admissions

 The 2019 Season April 2 - October 31
Plus off-season
Special Events
 .
Adult (13-64) $12.00
65 Plus $10.50
Child (7-12) $6.00
Child (under 7) Free
Active Military Free
Ret. Career Military Free
 .
Members Free

 
Museum members and children 6 years old and under receive free admission to The Farmers' Museum.

 

AMENITIES

Food is available Memorial Weekend through Labor Day at the Crossroads Café next to Bump Tavern in the historic village. The Fenimore Café in the Fenimore Art Museum offers light café fare including beverages, wine and beer. The café is open during Fenimore Art Museum hours. Visitors may dine at the café without paying the Fenimore Art Museum entry fee.

Drinking fountains or water dispensers are located at the museum entrance in the stone barn, in the basement of Bump Tavern and the garden next to Bump Tavern.

Picnic tables are located around the stone barn outside the front entry and at the opposite end leading onto the museum grounds as well as in the courtyard.

Restrooms are located at the museum entrance in the Main Barn, the Empire State Carousel, and the basement of Bump Tavern. The restrooms in the Main Barn are handicapped accessible and have baby changers. The Empire State Carousel restroom is handicapped accessible.

Walkways are made from a variety of materials throughout the museum so we suggest comfortable walking shoes.

Two wheelchairs are available for use on a first come, first served basis. Inquire at the Admissions desk.

Most of The Farmers’ Museum is wheelchair accessible. The Swan and Erie Canal Barge chariots on the Empire State Carousel accommodate wheelchairs. The second floors of the stone barn, Pope Hop House, Herkimer Kitchen and Woodshed, Westcott Shop and Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse are not wheelchair accessible.  

POLICIES

Smoking is not permitted in the museum buildings or on the museum grounds.
Service animals are welcome in the museum. They should be wearing their service identification jacket or vest.
Pets and non-service animals are not permitted in the museum or on the museum grounds. Off-site kennel services can be found at Dog Wild ( dogwildresort.com )
Photography and videography are permitted in the museum buildings and on the museum grounds for non-commercial use only.

Getting Here


The Farmers' Museum
5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY

Latitude, Longitude: 42.714606,-74.929847


Click here for Google Maps

 

BY CAR
The Farmers' Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326 which is one mile north of the Village of Cooperstown on the west side of Otsego Lake. From the traffic light in the Village, follow Route 80 east approximately one mile.

Parking is available in the lot in front of The Farmers’ Museum Store and museum entry at the stone barn and the small lot located across the street.

Click here for map and directions.

From Syracuse and Buffalo and Points West
1. Take I-90 east to Exit 30 at Herkimer.
2. Take Route 28 south to Cooperstown.
3. At the stop sign turn left onto State Highway 80 east/Chestnut Street.
4. Continue one block beyond the traffic light and turn left at stop sign following State Highway 80 east/Lake Road.
5. Continue 1 mile. The Farmers' Museum is on the left.

From Albany and Boston and Points East
1. Take I-90 west to Exit 25A.
2. Take I-88 west to Exit 24 (Duanesburg) and get on Route 7.
3. Follow Route 7 to Route 20 west.
4. Take Route 20 west approximately 43 miles, turning left on State Highway 80 west which travels south along Otsego Lake.
5. Continue on State Highway 80 west for 10 miles. The Farmers' Museum is on the right.

From Binghamton and Points South

1. Take I-88 east to Exit 17.
2. Take Route 28 north into Cooperstown,
3. Follow State Highway 80 east/Chestnut Street to traffic light.
4. Continue one block beyond traffic light and turn left at stop sign, following State Highway 80 east/Lake Road.
5. Continue 1 mile. The Farmers' Museum is on the left.

From Burlington, Vermont, and Points North
1. Take I-87 south to Albany.
2. Take I-90 west to Exit 25A.
3. Take I-88 west to Exit 24 (Duanesburg) and get on Route 7.
4. Follow Route 7 to Route 20 west.
5. Take Route 20 west approximately 43 miles, turning left on State Highway 80 west which travels south along Otsego Lake.
6. Continue on State Highway 80 west for 10 miles. The Farmers' Museum is on the right.

From New York City
1. Take I-87 north to I-90.
2. Take I-90 west to Exit 25A.
3. Take I-88 west to Exit 24 (Duanesburg) and get on Route 7.
4. Follow Route 7 to Route 20 west.
5. Take Route 20 west approximately 43 miles, turning left on State Highway 80 west which travels south along Otsego Lake.
6. Continue on State Highway 80 west for 10 miles. The Farmers' Museum is on the right.

BY TRAIN
The closest Amtrak stations to Cooperstown are in Utica (approximately 40 miles north of Cooperstown) and Albany-Rensselaer (approximately 80 driving miles east of Cooperstown). For schedule information and ticket prices, call Amtrak's toll free number (800.USA.RAIL) or visit their Web site. http://www.amtrak.com

BY BUS
Trailways provides bus service to Cooperstown from many cities. Call Trailways (800.858.8555) for schedule information and ticket prices or visit their website: http://www.trailways.com/schedules.asp