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Open today, May 22, until 5:00 p.m.

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Special Events



May 11 • Brew: New York’s Craft Beer Revival
A new exhibition opening!   More here!

May 12 • Mother's Day  Free admission to The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum for all Mothers. The first 100 mothers to visit will take home a goodie bag including a heart made by museum blacksmiths and a letterpress printed Mother's Day card!

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

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

Daily Activities

 

HIGHLIGHT ACTIVITIES: 

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

NEW ARRIVALS: CHICKS have hatched out in Brooks Barn and the PIGLETS are here! 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! Come greet our new lambs in the          Children's Barnyard

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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.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

12:00 – 2:30     Horse-Drawn Wago

                         (Weather-Permitting)

                        Pickup at Main Barn

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

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 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Wednesday, May 22, 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 - 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       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

2:00 – 2:30       Garden Walk

                        Pharmacy Garden

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

All Day            Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day            Making Bandboxes

                      Demonstration in More House

12:00 – 2:30     Horse-Drawn Wagon

           (Weather-Permitting)

                        Pickup at Main Barn

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

1:30 – 2:30       Music in Bump Tavern

                        Bump Tavern 

2:00 – 2:30       Medicines From the Garden

                        Pharmacy Garden

2:30 – 3:00       Broom Boom!

            The History of Brooms

                        Westcott Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

 

Friday, May 24, 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 Band Boxes

                        A Demonstration in More House

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

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        

3:15                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

 

All Day                 Heritage Plant Sale

                           Outside Main Barn Entrance

All Day                 Hands-On with HSEAD-Painted Rocks

                            More House

All Day                 Cooking on the Woodstove

                           Bump Tavern

All Day                 Baking Day

                           Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                 Making Bandboxes

                           Demonstration in More House

All Day                 Create a Toolbox or Birdhouse

  (Purchase at Todd’s Store and take to Woodworking Shop in Morey Barn)

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

10:00 – 12:00        19th Century Games

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

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

                            Blacksmith Shop

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

    Empire State Carousel

12:00 - 12:30        School Lesson

                            Filer's Corner Schoolhouse

12:00 – 2:30          Horse-Drawn Wagon

                (Weather-Permitting)

                             Pickup at Main Barn

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 – 3:00            Games on the Green

                             Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 3:00            Flax Processing & Rope Making

                             Morey Barn

3:15                      Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

    Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                            Children’s Barnyard

 

Sunday, May 26, 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                      Roasting Day

                                Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                     Heritage Plant Sale

                               Outside Main Barn Entrance

All Day                     Hands-On with HSEAD-Painted Rocks

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

      Empire State Carousel

12:00 – 12:30          Schoolhouse Lesson

                               Filer's Corner Schoolhouse                                 

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

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

      Print Shop

2:00 – 3:00              Games on the Green

                               Bump Tavern Green

2:00 – 3:00              Flax Processing & Rope Making

                                Morey Barn          

3:30                         Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

       Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                                Children’s Barnyard

 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

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

1:30 – 2:30       Make Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

2:00 – 3:00       Music in the Tavern

Bump Tavern

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

12:00 – 2:30     Horse-Drawn Wagon

           (Weather-Permitting)

                        Pickup at Main Barn

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

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 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

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

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

11:00 – 12:00   Homestead Helpers – Helpful Homesteading Hints

                        Main Barn Entrance

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       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

2:00 – 3:00       Homestead Helpers – Helpful Homesteading Hints

                        Main Barn Entrance

2:00 – 2:30       Garden Walk

                        Pharmacy Garden

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

 

All Day             Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day             Making Bandboxes

                        Demonstration in More House

12:00 – 2:30     Horse-Drawn Wagon

            (Weather-Permitting)

                        Pickup at Main Barn

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

1:30 – 2:30       Music in Bump Tavern

                        Bump Tavern 

2:00 – 2:30       Medicines From the Garden

                        Pharmacy Garden

2:30 – 3:00       Broom Boom!

            The History of Brooms

                        Westcott Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

Bottle Feeding our new calf, Parsnip

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 –4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00    Empire State Carousel Rides

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

Empire State Carousel

1:00 – 3:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

3:15                 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
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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.