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February 23: Closed except for special events

Ghost Tour Tickets

Things That Go Bump
in the Night Ghost Tours

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Candlelight Schedule


Candlelight Evening 2017

(Full schedule below)


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PARKING INFO and DIRECTIONS: 

Free shuttle service starts at 2:15 p.m., serving parking lots at the Cooperstown Elementary School and three village trolley lots located at the perimeter of the village. Parking is very limited near the museum and fills up quickly. Taking a shuttle is safe and recommended.

Parking at The Otesaga Hotel will be extremely limited due to private events taking place. We are asking visitors to please use other parking areas.

Click here to see parking map.

Visitors can also walk to the museum from the village and enter through the south admission gate. There are sidewalks the entire way.  From Main Street near the Hall of Fame, the walk is approximately a mile.


WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE:
Please follow signs to find your correct entry point. Cash and credit will be accepted through the museum's main entrance. Members, online ticket holders, and pre-paid ticket holders will enter through a side door - to the left of the main entrance. (If you want to become a member, please use the members' entrance.)


 


 


CANDLELIGHT EVENING
SCHEDULE
  - BY LOCATION

Main Barn

3:30 pm: Main St. Baptist Church Vocal Group
4:00 pm: Syncopation Vocal Group
4:30 pm: Ah Coopella Vocal Group
5:00 pm: Laurens Central School Flute Quartet
5:30 pm: The cast of "A Christmas Carol"
3:00–6:30 pm: Horse-drawn wagon rides
(last ride at 6:30 p.m.)


Empire State Carousel

Free rides all evening.
Sponsored by Matt Sohns & Family


Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse

4:30 pm: Saint Nicholas reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas”


Morey Barn

5:00, 5:20, 5:40, 6:00 pm: “A Living Nativity" by members of the Congregation of Christ Episcopal Church. Limited seating.

More House

3:30–6:45 pm: Caroling with Ron Johnson


Bump Tavern Balcony

3:30 pm: Cherry Valley–Springfield Central School Band

4:00 pm: Worcester Central School Band
4:30 pm: Worcester Central School Quartet
5:00, 6:00, 6:30 pm: Cooperstown Central School Band


Tavern Green Bonfire (bonfire starts at dusk)

All evening! Enjoy wassail made with local cider. Courtesy of Dyn’s Cider Mill.


Cornwallville Church

3:30-4:00 pm: Catskill Chamber Singers with traditional holiday favorites

4:10-4:40 pm: Snowflight: Seasonal Songs of Midwinter - featuring vocalist Diane
Ducey, guitarist Sandra Peevers, and bassist John Davey

4:50-5:20 pm: Catskill Chamber Singers with traditional holiday favorites

5:30-6:00 pm: Snowflight: Seasonal Songs of Midwinter - featuring vocalist Diane
Ducey, guitarist Sandra Peevers, and bassist John Davey

6:10-6:45 pm: Enough Already! An a cappella group singing holiday melodies.


 


 


FOOD & DRINK:

Louis C. Jones Center (Main Barn)

Full Meal only:

Beef stew with noodles ($10.50/adults, $8.75/kids under 12) or baked ziti ($9.50/adults, $8.75/kids under 12), one side order, bread, choice of one dessert (gingerbread or apple crisp), and one drink


Crossroads Café (next to Bump Tavern)

Individual Food Items:

Chili: $5.50

Hot Dog: $2.75

Chili Dog: $3.75

Jumbo Soft Pretzel: $2.50

Gingerbread: $2.25

Drinks: Coffee, Cocoa, Cider, Bottled Water, or Soda $1.75


 


 


SHOPPING:

The Farmers’ Museum Store

& Todd’s General Store

Find one-of-a-kind handcrafted items. Museum Members receive 20% off through Christmas Eve.


Come back before Christmas!

Open 10 am–4 pm through December 24 (closed Mondays)


 


 


SPONSORS:

Candlelight Evening is sponsored in part by:

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Community Bank
Smith Ford
Haggerty Ace Hardware
Cathedral Candle Company
Dyn’s Cider Mill
Bruce Hall Home Center
Price Chopper

Free carousel rides sponsored by Matthew Sohns and family.

Candlelight Evening is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 


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Hours

January - March 31
Closed for winter except for special programs, events and educational groups with
reservations.

Sugaring Off Sundays:
Every Sunday in March (March 5, 12, 19, 26)
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Activities: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 1 - May 8
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays

May 9 - October 9, Columbus Day
Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 10 - October 29
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 - Saturday, December 9 from 3 – 7 p.m. (Full admission rate)  And educational groups with reservations.  Limited buildings open.

Admissions

 The 2017 Season April 1 - October 29
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.

A public telephone is located at the museum entrance in the stone barn.

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.