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Fenimore Art Museum at Cooperstown, New York

Fenimore Art Museum

5798 New York 80CooperstownNew York13326
Category: Attractions
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Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown

Housed in a splendid Georgian-style mansion overlooking the shores of Otsego Lake, the Fenimore Art Museum offers a unique look at the history of America through an extensive collection of folk art, Native American art, photography, and more. With a permanent collection that includes fine paintings by renowned American artists, the Fenimore Art Museum showcases landmarks of American history, art and culture in a uniquely intimate setting.


Hours -

Open Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm, with extended summer hours.

Prices -

Admission prices range from $10.50-$12 per person. Children under age 12 and active or retired military members enter free.

Events -

Seasonal events vary


  • Farmer's Museum Shop
  • Museum Shop
  • Permanent collections and various exhibitions
  • Fenimore Café

Fenimore Art Museum

Opened in 1995, the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art features almost 850 objects of American Indian art from all regions that includes pottery, textiles, baskets, carvings, beadwork, weapons, quillwork, and clothing.
The Fenimore Art Museum is open 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday from March31-May 13 and October 9-December 31. The museum is open daily, 10am-5pm from May 14-October 8. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Fenimore Café is open daily from 11am-3:00pm. The Museum Shop is open during museum hours.


What kind of art is featured at the museum?

The Fenimore Art Museum features several permanent collections, including an American Indian art, folk art, photography, paintings, and life masks of famous Americans. The museum also hosts a variety of rotating and traveling exhibitions throughout the year.

What is the history of the museum?

Originally founded in 1899 as the New York State Historical Association, the museum moved to its permanent location at the Fenimore House in Cooperstown in 1939, then added a new library building in 1968. The new wing for the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian art was built in 1995.

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