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Open today, June 25, until 5:00 p.m.

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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!

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 JUNE)

NEW ARRIVALS: CHICKS have hatched out in Brooks Barn and the PIGS 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.

     

Monday, June 24, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00   Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30               Dairying Chores

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

11:00 – 1:00     Live Music at the Tavern

                         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 – 2:30       Garden Walk

                        Pharmacy Garden

2:30 – 3:00       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

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, June 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               Dairying Chores

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

10:00 – 11:30   Preschool Tuesday

                        Meet in Grow Patch

11:00 – 1:00     Live Music at the Tavern

                        Bump Tavern

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

                        (Weather-Permitting)

           Pickup at Main Barn

12:00 - 1:00     TOURS: Carousel & Militarty Band Organ (Tour only, No Rides)

                        Empire State Carousel

1:00 - 4:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

2:00 – 2:30       Garden Walk

                        Dr. Thrall’s Pharmacy Garden

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

                        Westcott Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Wednesday, June 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             Making Bandboxes

                        Demonstration in More House

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

                        Blacksmith Shop

10:30                Dairying Chores

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

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

                        Main Barn Entrance

12:00 - 1:00     TOURS: Carousel & Militarty Band Organ (Tour only, No Rides)

                         Empire State Carousel

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

                        Blacksmith Shop

1:00 - 4:45       Empire State Carousel Rides

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

                        Main Barn Entrance

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

                        Print Shop

3:30                 Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                        Children’s Barnyard

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00   Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                Dairying Chores

                        Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day              Making Bandboxes

                        A Demonstration in More House

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

                         Blacksmith 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       Take a Turn at Setting Type

                        Print Shop

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

 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 –4:00

 

10:00 – 12:00       Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                    Dairying Chores

                            Lippitt Farmhouse

All Day                  Making Bandboxes

                            A Demonstration in More House

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

                            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 - 4:45           Empire State Carousel Rides

2:30 – 3:00          Take a Turn at Setting Type

                            Print Shop

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

 

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00        Empire State Carousel Rides

All Day                   Cooking on the Woodstove

                             Bump Tavern

All Day                   Making Bandboxes

                             Demonstration in More House

10:00 – 12:00       19th Century Games

                            Filer’s Corner Schoolhouse

10:30                    Dairying 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       A Case for Eviction (Comedy on the Green)

                            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       School Lesson

                           Filer's Corner Schoolhouse

12:30 – 2:00        Family Tour

               Meet at Cardiff Giant

1:00 – 4:45          Empire State Carousel Rides

12:00 – 12:30       A Case for Eviction (Comedy on the Green)

                            Bump Tavern Green

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            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       

3:30 – 4:00            Broom Boom! History of Brooms

                             Westcott Shop

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Museum Hours: 10:00 – 5:00

Crossroads Café Hours: 11:00 – 4:00

 

10:00 - 12:00          Empire State Carousel Rides

10:30                      Dairying Chores

                              Lippitt Farmhouse

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

                              Print Shop

All Day                    Roasting Day at the Farm   

                              Lippitt Farmhouse

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

11:00 – 12:00        Nature’s Knowledge – Tips & Tricks From Nature

                             Main Barn Entrance

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            Nature’s Knowledge – Tips & Tricks From Nature

                             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 Your Own Nail Ring (9 yrs. old and up/closed-toe shoes required) 

                              Blacksmith Shop  

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

                              Bump Tavern    

3:30                       Milking Cinnamon, our Jersey Cow

                              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
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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.