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Open today, August 19, until 5:00 p.m.

Weddings/Rentals

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For further information and booking, please call the museum’s Facility Rentals and Adult Group Tours Manager, Anne Tandle, at (607) 547-1495.

Special Events



Brew: New York’s Craft Beer Revival
A new exhibition opening! Hop tours and talks each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (11am), and tastings on select Saturdays at noon.
Click here for information on beer tastings and our hop talks and tours.



May 25–26 • Heritage Plant Sale
  Find hearty, heritage plants for your garden.

June 8–9 • Blacksmithing Weekend  Hear the bellows blow and see red-hot iron!

June 16 • Father's Day   Free admission for all Dads!

July 4 • Independence Day Celebration • Get patriotic like it’s 1845!

July 7–9 • 72nd Annual Junior Livestock Show  Iroquois Farm Showgrounds.

August 17 • Hopsego • A celebration of our regional hop history with tastings, music, and more! Get tickets at the door. (Beer tasting is an additional $5) SEE SCHEDULE

September 21–22 • Harvest Festival  A traditional harvest festival in our country village. TICKETS

September 28–29 • Fabulous Fiber Arts Weekend  Explore the world of natural fibers!

October 12–13 • Tractor Fest  See the tractors that have powered New York farms for decades. TICKETS

October 18, 19, 25, 26 / November 1, 2 • Things That Go Bump In The Night Ghost Tours  Nighttime tours through the spooky country village! TICKETS

October 26 • Trick or Treat at The Farm  Kids can trick-or-treat in our spooky, historic village.

November 2 • Conference on Food and Farming  Details coming shortly.

November 29–30 • Thanksgiving at The Farm • Enjoy a visit with free admission!

December 14 • Candlelight Evening  The most magical holiday event in the region! (3-7pm) TICKETS

December 20, 21, 22 • A Christmas Carol  Live performances of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic.

Museum Map

Daily Activities

 

 

HIGHLIGHT ACTIVITIES: 

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

 

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 Enjoy Ongoing Activities in Select Historic Buildings Each Day!

              Daily Highlight Activities are listed below.          

Friday, August 16, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00          Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                     Making Bandboxes – A Demonstration in More House

10:00 – 12:00          19th Century Games

                               Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

10:30                       Morning Chores

                                Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00             Take a Turn at Setting Type

                                Print Shop

11:00 – 11:30          Forge Talk: Heating the Iron-Telling Temperature by Color

                  Blacksmith Shop

11:00 - 12:00          Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

                               Bump Tavern

12:00 – 12:30          Schoolhouse Lesson

                               Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 - 1:00            TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

      Empire State Carousel

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

                                Blacksmith Shop

 1:00 – 4:45             Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00             Games on the Green

                               Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30              Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00              Rope Making in Morey Barn

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

                               Westcott Shop

3:45 – 4:45              Wool Processing for Kids

                               Lippitt Parlor

3:30                        Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                               Children’s Barnyard

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

HOPSEGO

FOR MORE DETAILS, GO TO:

 

 https://www.farmersmuseum.org/Hopsego

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Roasting Day

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Young Interpreter at Work

                            Print Shop

10:30-11:00         Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

11:00 – 12:00       Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

   Bump Tavern

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

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

12:00-12:30          The Cardiff Medicine Show

                            Tavern Green

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            Homestead Helpers -  Tips & Tricks on Homesteading

                             Main Barn Entrance

2:00-2:30              The Cardiff Medicine Show 

                             Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Rope Making in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                             Blacksmith Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard   

 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day              Young Interpreter at Work

                        Westcott Shop

10:30                Morning Chores

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00   Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

12:00 - 1:00     TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

Empire State Carousel

1:00 - 4:45        Empire State Carousel Rides

2:30 - 3:00        Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

                         Blacksmith Shop

3:30                  Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00         Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                      Morning Chores

                              Lippitt Farmhouse

11:00-12:00           The Young Weaver at Work

                              Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:30         Preschool Tuesday

                              Meet in Grow Patch

12:00 - 1:00           TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

     Empire State Carousel   

12:30 – 2:30           Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                              (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

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

                              Blacksmith Shop

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            The Young Weaver at Work

                             Lippitt Farmhouse

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

                             Westcott Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:15 – 11:30        Family Tour

                             Meet at Cardiff Giant

10:30                     Morning Chores

                             Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

All Day                  Making Bandboxes

                            A Demonstration in More House

All Day                  A Taste of History

                            Tastings in Bump Tavern

12:00 – 1:00         Tours: Carousel & Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

                Empire State Carousel

12:30 – 2:00          Family Tour

                             Meet at Cardiff Giant

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            Homestead Helpers

                             Main Barn-Near Cardiff Giant

2:00 – 3:00            Games on the Green

                             Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Medicines from the Garden

                             Pharmacy Garden

3:00 – 4:00            Make a Nail Ring (9 yrs. and up/closed-toe shoes required))

                             Blacksmith Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

    Children’s Barnyard

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00       Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                             Print Shop

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

12:30 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                             (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            Games on the Green

                             Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Garden Walk

                             Pharmacy Garden

3:00 – 4:00            Live Music at the Tavern

                              Bump Tavern                    

3:30                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00          Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                     Making Bandboxes – A Demonstration

                               More House

All Day                     A Taste of History

                               Refreshments at Bump Tavern

10:00 – 12:00          19th Century Games

                               Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

10:30                       Morning Chores

                               Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00            Take a Turn at Setting Type

                               Print Shop

11:00 – 11:30          Forge Talk: Heating the Iron-Telling Temperature by Color

                  Blacksmith Shop

11:00 - 12:00          Tavern talks & Hops Tour: Hops and Brewing in Upstate NY "

                               Bump Tavern

12:00 – 12:30         Schoolhouse Lesson

                              Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 - 1:00           TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

     Empire State Carousel

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

                               Blacksmith Shop

1:00 – 4:45             Empire State Carousel Rides

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 12:00       19th Century Games

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

Various Times        Cooper at Work

   Morey Barn

11:00 – 3:00         Historic Tin Type Photographs

                            Weather Permitting

                            Demo Free-Plates may be Purchased

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

All Day                 A Taste of History

                           Tastings in Bump Tavern

All Day                 Making Bandboxes

                           Demonstration in More House

10:30                  Morning Chores

                           Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00         Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

All Day                  Baking Day at the Farm

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

11:00 – 12:00       Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

   Bump Tavern

12:00 - 12:30         Express!  A One-Act Comedy

                              Bump Tavern Green

12:00 - 1:00           TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

 12:00 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                              (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

12:00 – 12:30        Schoolhouse Lesson 

                             Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30            Express! A One-Act Comedy

                             Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Rope Making in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                             Blacksmith Shop                              

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard       

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Roasting Day

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Young Interpreter at Work

                            Print Shop

10:30-11:00         Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

11:00 – 12:00       Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

   Bump Tavern

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

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

12:00-12:30          The Cardiff Medicine Show

                             Tavern Green

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            Homestead Helpers -  Tips & Tricks on Homesteading

                             Main Barn Entrance

2:00-2:30              The Cardiff Medicine Show

                             Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Rope Making in Morey Barn          

2:30 - 3:00             Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                              Blacksmith Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                              Children’s Barnyard 

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00   Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day             Young Interpreter at Work

                       Westcott Shop

10:30               Morning Chores

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00   Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

12:00 - 1:00      TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

Empire State Carousel

1:00 - 4:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 - 2:30       Garden Walk

Pharmacy Garden

2;30 - 3:00        Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

                        Blacksmith Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00       Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 11:00       Music in the Church

                            Cornwallville Church

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Historic Wallpaper Craft

                            More House

11:00-12:00         The Young Weaver at Work

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:30       Preschool Tuesday

                            Meet in Grow Patch

12:00 - 1:00         TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel   

12:30 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                              (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

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

                             Blacksmith Shop

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            The Young Weaver at Work

                             Lippitt Farmhouse

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

                             Westcott Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café: 11:00 – 4:00

 

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:15 – 11:30        Family Tour

                             Meet at Cardiff Giant

10:30                     Morning Chores

                             Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00        Take a Turn at Setting Type

                             Print Shop

All Day                   Making Bandboxes

                             A Demonstration in More House

All Day                   A Taste of History

                             Tastings in Bump Tavern

12:00 – 1:00          Tours: Carousel & Military Band Organ    (Tour Only, No Rides)

                Empire State Carousel

12:30 – 2:00          Family Tour

                             Meet at Cardiff Giant

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            Homestead Helpers

                             Main Barn-Near Cardiff Giant

2:00 – 2:30            Medicines from the Garden

                             Pharmacy Garden

3:00 – 4:00           Make a Nail Ring (9 yrs. and up/closed-toe shoes required))

                             Blacksmith Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

    Children’s Barnyard

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00       Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00         Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

12:30 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                             (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30            Garden Walk

                             Pharmacy Garden

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

                              Westcott Shop

3:30                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                              Children’s Barnyard

 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00          Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                     Making Bandboxes – A Demonstration

                               More House

All Day                     A Taste of History

                               Refreshments at Bump Tavern                         

10:00 – 12:00          19th Century Games

                               Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

10:30                       Morning Chores

                               Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00             Take a Turn at Setting Type

                               Print Shop

11:00 – 11:30          Forge Talk: Heating the Iron-Telling Temperature by Color

                  Blacksmith Shop

11:00 - 12:00          Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

      Bump Tavern

12:00 – 12:30          Schoolhouse Lesson

                               Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 - 1:00            TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

      Empire State Carousel

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

                               Blacksmith Shop

1:00 – 4:45              Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00              Games on the Green

                                Bump Tavern Green

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

                                Westcott Shop

3:30                         Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                                Children’s Barnyard

 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

Various Times        Cooper at Work

   Morey Barn

All Day                  A Taste of History

                            Tastings in Bump Tavern

All Day                  Making Bandboxes

                             Demonstration in More House

10:30                    Morning Chores

                             Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                             Print Shop

All Day                  Baking Day at the Farm

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

11:00 – 12:00        Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

    Bump Tavern

12:00 - 12:30         Express!  A One-Act Comedy

                             Bump Tavern Green

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

12:00 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                              (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 – 2:00          Family Tour

                Meet at Cardiff Giant

1:00 – 4:45           Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30            Express!  A One-Act Comedy

                             Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Rope Making in Morey Barn  

2:30 - 3:00             Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                              Blacksmith Shop

3:30                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                              Children’s Barnyard       

 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Roasting Day

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                             Print Shop

11:00 – 12:00        Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

    Bump Tavern

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

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

12:00-12:30          The Cardiff Medicine Show

                            Tavern Green

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            Homestead Helpers -  Tips & Tricks on Homesteading

                             Main Barn Entrance

2:00-2:30              The Cardiff Medicine Show

                             Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Rope Making in Morey Barn   

2:30 - 3:00            Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                             Blacksmith Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard

2:30 - 3:30            Live Music in the Tavern

                             Bump Tavern

 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00   Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                 Morning Chores

                         Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00    Take a Turn at Setting Type

                         Print Shop

12:00 - 1:00      TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

Empire State Carousel

1:00 - 4:45         Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 - 2:30         Garden Walk

                          Pharmacy Garden 

2:30 - 3:00         Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

 Blacksmith Shop

3:30                   Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                          Children’s Barnyard

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00       Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:30       Preschool Tuesday

                            Meet in Grow Patch

12:00 - 1:00         TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel   

12:30 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                              (Weather-Permitting)

                Pickup at Main Barn

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

                             Blacksmith Shop

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

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

                             Westcott Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 - 11:00        Music in the Church

                             Cornwallville Church

10:15 – 11:30        Family Tour

                             Meet at Cardiff Giant

10:30                     Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

All Day                  A Taste of History

                            Tastings in Bump Tavern

12:00 – 1:00        Tours: Carousel & Military Band Organ   (Tour Only, No Rides)

               Empire State Carousel

12:30 – 2:00         Family Tour

                            Meet at Cardiff Giant

1:00 – 4:45           Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00           Homestead Helpers

                            Main Barn-Near Cardiff Giant

3:00 – 4:00           Make a Nail Ring (9 yrs. and up/closed-toe shoes required))

                            Blacksmith Shop

3:30                     Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

   Children’s Barnyard

 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00       Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                             Print Shop

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

12:30 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                              (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30            Garden Walk

                             Pharmacy Garden

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

                              Westcott Shop

3:30                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00          Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                     Making Bandboxes – A Demonstration

                               More House

All Day                     A Taste of History

                               Tastings at Bump Tavern                         

10:30                       Morning Chores

                               Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00            Take a Turn at Setting Type

                               Print Shop

11:00 – 11:30          Forge Talk: Heating the Iron-Telling Temperature by Color

                   Blacksmith Shop

11:00 - 12:00          Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

      Bump Tavern

12:00 - 1:00            TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

      Empire State Carousel

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

                               Blacksmith Shop

1:00 – 4:45              Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:30                      Live Music at the Tavern

                                        Bump Tavern

3:30                         Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                               Children’s Barnyard

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                   A Taste of History

                             Tastings in Bump Tavern

All Day                   Making Bandboxes

                             Demonstration in More House

10:30                    Morning Chores

                             Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                             Print Shop

All Day                   Baking Day at the Farm

                             Lippitt Farmhouse

11:00 – 12:00        Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

     Bump Tavern

12:00 - 12:30         Express!  A One-Act Comedy

                             Bump Tavern Green

12:00 - 1:00           TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

     Empire State Carousel

12:00 – 2:30           Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                              (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 – 2:00          Family Tour

                 Meet at Cardiff Giant

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30            Express! A One-Act Comedy

                             Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Rope Making in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                             Blacksmith Shop                              

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard   

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Roasting Day

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

11:00 – 12:00       Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

   Bump Tavern

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

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

12:00-12:30          The Cardiff Medicine Show

                             Tavern Green

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00            Homestead Helpers -  Tips & Tricks on Homesteading

                             Main Barn Entrance

2:00-2:30              The Cardiff Medicine Show

                             Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30            Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00            Rope Making in Morey Barn   

2:30 - 3:30            Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                             Blacksmith Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                            Children’s Barnyard

2:30 - 3:30            Live Music in the Tavern

                             Bump Tavern

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00   Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                Morning Chores

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00   Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

12:00 - 1:00     TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

Empire State Carousel

1:00 - 4:45        Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 - 2:30       Garden Walk

                         Pharmacy Garden

2:30 - 3:00       Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

Blacksmith Shop                             

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00       Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:30       Preschool Tuesday

                            Meet in Grow Patch

12:00 - 1:00         TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

   Empire State Carousel   

12:30 – 2:30         Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                            (Weather-Permitting)  

                            Pickup at Main Barn

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

                            Blacksmith Shop

1:00 – 4:45           Empire State Carousel Rides

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

                            Westcott Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café: 11:00 – 4:00

 

 

 

10:00 - 12:00         Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 11:00         Music in the Church

                             Cornwallville Church

10:15 – 11:30         Family Tour

                              Meet at Cardiff Giant

10:30                      Morning Chores

                              Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30 – 11:00         Take a Turn at Setting Type

                              Print Shop

All Day                    A Taste of History

                              Tastings in Bump Tavern

12:00 – 1:00           Tours: Carousel & Military Band Organ  (Tour Only, No Rides)

                  Empire State Carousel

12:30 – 2:00            Family Tour

                              Meet at Cardiff Giant

1:00 – 4:45             Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 3:00             Homestead Helpers

                              Main Barn-Near Cardiff Giant\

:00 – 4:00              Make a Nail Ring (9 yrs. and up/closed-toe shoes required))

                             Blacksmith Shop

3:30                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

    Children’s Barnyard

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00       Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                             Print Shop

12:00 - 1:00          TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

    Empire State Carousel

12:30 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                              (Weather-Permitting)

                 Pickup at Main Barn

1:00 – 4:45            Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30            Garden Walk

                             Pharmacy Garden

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

                             Westcott Shop

3:30                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                             Children’s Barnyard

 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00          Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                     Making Bandboxes – A Demonstration

                               More House         

10:30                       Morning Chores

                               Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00            Take a Turn at Setting Type

                               Print Shop

11:00 – 11:30          Forge Talk: Heating the Iron-Telling Temperature by Color

                  Blacksmith Shop

11:00 - 12:00           Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

       Bump Tavern

12:00 - 1:00             TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

       Empire State Carousel

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

                                Blacksmith Shop

1:00 – 4:45              Empire State Carousel Rides

3:30                         Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                                Children’s Barnyard

 

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 12:00       19th Century Games

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

All Day                  A Taste of History

                            Tastings in Bump Tavern

All Day                  Making Bandboxes

                            Demonstration in More House

10:30                   Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

All Day                  Baking Day at the Farm

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

11:00 – 12:00       Tavern Talk & Hops Tour: “Hops & Brewing in Upstate NY”

   Bump Tavern

12:00 - 12:30       Performance: A Case for Eviction

                            Bump Tavern Green

12:00 – 12:30       Schoolhouse Lesson

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 - 1:00         TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

   Empire State Carousel

12:00 – 2:30         Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

                            (Weather-Permitting)

               Pickup at Main Barn

12:30 – 2:00         Family Tour

                Meet at Cardiff Giant

1:00 – 4:45           Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30           Performance: A Case for Eviction

                            Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 2:30           Flax Processing in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00           Rope Making in Morey Barn

2:30 – 3:00           Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                            Blacksmith Shop                              

3:30                     Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                            Children’s Barnyard       

3:45 – 4:45           Live Music in the Tavern

                            Bump Tavern    

                      Sunday, September 15, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Morning Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Roasting Day

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

10:30-11:00         Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

12:00-12:30         The Cardiff Medicine Show

                            Tavern Green

12:00 - 1:00         TOURS: Carousel and Military Band Organ (Tour Only, No Rides)

   Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 4:45          Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00-2:30             The Cardiff Medicine Show

                           Tavern Green

2:30 – 3:00          Make a Nail Ring (9yrs. and up/closed toe shoes required)

                           Blacksmith Shop

3:30                    Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                           Children’s Barnyard       

2:30 - 3:30          Live Music in the Tavern

                           Bump Tavern            

 

   

   

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

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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
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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
 .
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.

Cafe and Shop

Farmers Museum Shop

StoreThe museum store is located in the Herders Cottage.  It features merchandise based on the history and culture of New York State and rural America. Handcrafted items produced by our highly skilled staff and local artisans are featured. A section containing toys, games, books and crafts will please children of all ages!

Shop Hours: 
• April 1 – May 10: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Monday
• May 11 – Columbus Day, October 12: Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• October 11 – December 24: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Crossroads Café

CafeStop by the Crossroads Café, located next to Bump Tavern in the Historic Village, for Fresh Homemade Soups and Chili, Cold and hot drinks, fresh baked goods and ice cream.

 

Soup and Chili …..$3.75

Hot Dog …..$2.75

Chili Dog …..$3.75

Nachos w/Cheese …..$3.75

Chili Cheese Nachos …..$5.50

Large Soft Pretzel …..$2.50

Pretzel w/Cheese …..$3.50

Scones …..$3.00

Cookie …..$2.25

Chips …..$1.75


Frozen Fruit Bar …..$1.50 

Ice Cream: Drum Stick, Haagen Daz, Cookie Sandwich, Ice Cream Sandwiches …..$2.50

 

Beverages: Slushie, Soda, Saranac Soda, Gatorade, Ice Tea, Lemonade, Coffee and Hot Tea


Cooperstown

Cooperstown is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Otsego. Everyday, people draw sustenance, recreation and respite from this beauty. The rolling hills and rural farmland further enhance the natural environment, making Cooperstown a most desirable place to live.