The Farmers’ Museum is open daily from 10am–5pm
Answers to Visitor FAQs:
Admission and tickets:
– The Farmers’ Museum is open daily from 10am–5pm.
– Tickets are sold at the main entrance. (no online tickets)
– Tickets: Adults (13+) $5.00 (Mon–Fri) and $7.50 (Sat–Sun); Juniors (7–12) $3.00; Children (6 and under) Free
Buildings and Interpretation:
– Buildings in the Country Village are closed.
– The Empire State Carousel is closed for riding.
– The tool collection (Main barn) is closed.
– Interpretation is presented outside.
– The Lippitt Farmstead is open and its animals are accessible.
– Everyone must wear a face mask. (age 2 and up)
– Social distancing is required indoors at all times.
– Face masks are required outdoor in areas where social distancing is not possible.
– Hand sanitizing stations are available.
– Protocols are in place to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors.
– The number of visitors on the grounds is limited for safety. (monitored by security)
– There is no time limit for visitors Inside the Museum.
– The Museum Store is open daily from 12–5pm.
– The Crossroads Café is open serving drinks and pre-packaged snacks. Boxed lunches are also available for picnicking on the grounds.
– Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the museum grounds.
The Farmers’ Museum has implemented a comprehensive safety plan in accordance with guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State. The plans and final preparations were reviewed by a team from Bassett Healthcare to ensure all procedures and safeguards meet or exceed the recommended standards of cleanliness, social distancing and reduced contact for both visitors and staff.
Per New York State guidelines, face masks or coverings are required inside buildings at the Museum for visitors age 2 and over. Free single-use masks will be available at the entrance for visitors who arrive without. Face masks or coverings are also required while outdoors on museum grounds in high traffic areas where adequate social distancing cannot be maintained. Visitors who are not part of the same household should stay socially distanced at all times.
The Museum has determined its maximum guest capacity. Visitor numbers will be monitored through the day to allow for adequate social distancing inside.
At The Farmers’ Museum
Stroll through The Farmers’ Museum’s unique park-like setting featuring a 19th-century country village and working farmstead with views of Otsego Lake.
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. 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 and Todd’s General Store are also 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. Purchase a box lunch from our Crossroads Café, 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. 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 also offering bottled drinks and pre-packaged snacks, box lunches, as well as an assortment of items from our shops.