Thanksgiving at the Farm
The ideal place to spend time with family and friends!
Friday–Saturday, November 25–26 • 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Experience Thanksgiving traditions of the past during a special two-day event. Discover how rural New Yorkers typically celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s. 

  • See traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse.
  • See a turkey trot with heritage-breed turkeys of all ages: poults, teenagers, hens and toms.  See their unusual turkey house and its historic wattle design.
  • Learn about unusual 19th century digestive medicines as they are created at Dr. Thrall’s Pharmacy.
  • See the blacksmith create kitchen utensils used in the 1840s. 
  • Ride the Empire State Carousel, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around the museum’s historic village.
  • Beautiful holiday items and greeting cards are in stock at The Farmers’ Museum Store.
  • Original and reproduction 19th-century products such as ceramics, glassware, band boxes, tinware, brooms, candles, soaps, candies, toys and games can all be found in Todd's General Store in the museum’s Historic Village.
  • Activities for children will include a booklet where kids can write and illustrate their own Thanksgiving Story.


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