The Farmers' Museum

5775 Lake Rd. (SR 80)
Cooperstown, NY 13326- Map It
(607) 547-1450

AAA Editor Notes

The Farmers' Museum, 1 mi. n. to 5775 Lake Rd. (SR 80), is one of the oldest rural-life museums in the country, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life firsthand through demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. Founded in 1943, the museum comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. The museum preserves examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. A collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages and hand planes to plows. A range of interactive educational programs that explore and preserve the region's rich agricultural history are presented. The museum is also home to the Cardiff Giant. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$12; $10.50 (ages 65+); $6 (ages 7-12); free (active and career military). Combination tickets with Fenimore Art Museum and/or National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are available.
Hours: Daily 10-5, mid-May through Columbus Day; Tues.-Sun. 10-4 (limited buildings open and staffed), Apr. 1 to mid-May, day after Columbus Day-Oct. 31 and Fri.-Sat. after Thanksgiving. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.