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March 21: Closed except for special events

Daily Activities

 

Sugaring Off Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

The museum reopens for the season on April 2.

 

 

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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 7
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays

May 8 - October 8, Columbus Day
Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 9 - 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
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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
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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


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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

About Us

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 firsthand through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a working farmstead, a recreated historic village, a Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, The museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. Its collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, hand planes to plows. The museum presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.