This season, the Museum offers a reduced rate of admission that includes access to the Museum grounds, the Main Barn, the Crossroads Café, and the Children’s Barnyard. All other buildings will remain closed, but interpretation will still take place.  Many programs have been adapted for viewing outside of the Museum’s historic structures, which include the Peleg Field Blacksmith Shop, Dr. Thrall’s Pharmacy, Lippitt Farmhouse, and Bump Tavern to name a few. Demonstrations of period cooking, trades, farming, and home life tell the stories of life in upstate New York during the mid-19th century.

On view in the Main barn is Brew: New York’s Craft Beer Revival, an exhibition featuring objects and images highlighting the history of New York State brewing, hops, and barley up to the present day.

Visitors will also discover the Cardiff Giant in the Main Barn and the many farm animals at the Lippitt Farmstead including sheep, goats, horses, cows, and more.

The Empire State Carousel, Todd’s General Store, and all buildings in the Country Village are closed until further notice.

Take advantage of our unique setting and reduced admission price to picnic on the Museum grounds. Picnicking is encouraged on the Museum’s Tavern Green and other open areas. The Museum grounds are well-suited for families or couples looking for that perfect spot to bring “take-out” food or a traditional picnic basket. Box lunches are available in the Crossroads Cafe. Just bring your own blanket and you are all set. Enjoy a relaxing meal while you savor the history that surrounds you.

The Crossroads Café is open offering bottled drinks and pre-packaged snacks, box lunches, as well as an assortment of items from our shops.

Masks or face coverings are required for visitors age 2 and over, except when eating or drinking. Please bring your own and wear them while on the Museum grounds. We expect visitors who are not part of the same household to stay socially distanced at all times. Hand sanitizing stations are available.


Planning a future visit?

The seasons of the year are marked at our museum with celebrations that echo the spirit and traditions of rural New York State. Don’t miss our demonstrations and cute and cuddly animals. Pick the best time to visit!

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