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Cooperstown, New York The Farmer's Museum

Farmers' Museum Cooperstown, New York

Founded in 1943, the Farmer's Museum is one of the country's oldest living rural life museums. The museum works to preserve important examples of farming equipment, agricultural tools and heritage livestock and features an impressive collection of more than 23,000 items, including plows, hand tools, carriages, tractors, kitchen gadgets, and historic buildings. Visitors can experience 19th-century life with demonstrations and interpretive exhibits at the museum, explore a working farmstead, walk through a recreated historic village, and enjoy a variety of educational programs related to agricultural history. www.farmersmuseum.org

Inn near Cooperstown Farmer's Museum -

Situated just four miles away from the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, the Red Carpet Inn & Suites offers clean and comfortable lodging that is a welcome place to relax and unwind after a day of exploration and fun in Cooperstown. With competitive room rates, complimentary continental breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet access, and ample free parking, the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Cooperstown is the savvy traveler's choice for Cooperstown lodging.
Cooperstown Farmer's Museum Collections & Exhibitions, New York

Farmer's Museum Collections & Exhibitions -

Home to more than 23,000 examples of farm tools, equipment and items used in daily farm life, the Farmers' Museum collections feature everything from wallpaper printing blocks and home made hay rakes to an 18th-century Dutch plow and a modern tractor.
 

Farmer's Museum Attractions -

The Farmer's Museum offers a full experience with a variety of family friendly attractions and exhibits related to farm life through the ages.
  • The Lippitt Farmstead -

    This historic site is a working 19th-century farm featuring a collection of buildings, barns, animal sheds, and the Lippitt Family farmhouse, all surrounded by actual working fields, livestock and actors portraying 19th-century farmers.
  • Historic Village -

    The 19th-century Historic Village is comprised of a collection of historic buildings gathered from rural New York communities. This recreated village features restored buildings and an up-close view of businesses and homes, such as a Blacksmith Shop, a Pharmacy, Printing Shop, a Tavern, and a General Store.
  • Empire State Carousel -

    This stunning carousel features 25 hand-carved animals depicting New York's agricultural and natural resources, and chariot rides featuring an Erie Canal boat, a classic Lover's Tunnel and the state's shellfish - the scallop.
  • Country Fair -

    This seasonal exhibit takes visitors back to a simpler time, where boat races, lawn bowling, stilt walking, food preparation and agricultural competitions were the big fair attractions.
  • Farmer's Museum Store -

    Visitors can peruse the wares at the Farmers' Museum Store and pick up souvenirs, handcrafted toys, ceramics, glassware, candles, soaps, and more. Open 10am-4pm, with extended summer hours. Closed on Mondays and major holidays.
 

Visit the Farmer's Museum -

The Farmer's Museum is open seasonally, from April 1st through October 30th, and for limited holiday programs in November and December. The museum closes from January through March. Children under age 7 and active or retired military personnel enter free everyday.
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