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Cooperstown Farmers' Museum

5775 New York 80CooperstownNew York13326
Category: Attractions
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The Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, New York

Take a trip back in time at the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York! A living rural life museum, you'll have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to get an up-close look at historic farming equipment and heritage livestock, and more. Explore 19th-century life through exhibits and programs based that make history come to life! Visit a working farmstead with live animals, ride the famed carousel, enjoy seasonal events, plus so much more.


Hours -

Open 10am-4pm with extended summer hours.

Prices -

May 14-Oct. 8 & Dec. 8, admission is $6-12 per person. Mar. 31-May 13, Oct. 9-31, Nov. 24-25, admission is $5.50-$10 per person. Children under 7, active and retired Military members enter free.

Events -

The Farmstead Museum offers several events throughout the year.


  • Kids' programming and
    special events
  • Lippitt Farmstead
  • Historic Village
  • Main Barn
  • Workshops
  • Carousel

Cooperstown Farmers’ Museum

The Farmers Museum is open Tues.-Sun., 10am-4pm from March 31-May 13. Open daily, 10am-5pm from May 14-Oct. 8. Open Tues.-Sun., 10am-4pm from Oct. 9-Oct. 31. Special programs and open dates are offered on specific days from Nov. 1-Mar. 30. Check calendar for details.
The Farmers' Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown, about one mile north of the Village of Cooperstown on the west side of Otsego Lake.


What events happen at the museum?

The Farmers Museum offers a variety of annual Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities, plus special events throughout the year. Their special “Step Back in Time” weekends highlight interesting professions and activities from days gone by. The Harvest Festival celebrates Fall. “Things That Go Bump in the Night” is a Halloween event.

What is there to do at the museum?

Explore the Lippitt Farmstead to meet the animals and see a working 19th-century farm. Visit the Historic Village to get an up-close view of 18th- and 19th-century commercial and domestic life. Take a ride on the stunning Empire State Carousel and view interesting exhibits in the Main Barn museum.

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