Hours and Admission

During COVID, the Museum remains a safe and enjoyable outdoor attraction. The Main Barn, Blacksmith Shop, Bump Tavern and the Children’s Barnyard are open with capacity restrictions to keep everyone socially distanced and safe. (All visitors and staff are required to wear a face mask per New York State guidelines. See our COVID-19 Safety page.) Several buildings in the Country Village and the carousel are closed, but interpretation is being presented outdoors. Walk through the Museum’s park-like setting, see outdoor demonstrations, and meet our cute barnyard animals. You won’t be disappointed.

HOURS

April 1 – May 2
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm Closed Mondays.
Museum Store open 11:00 am–4:00 pm. Closed Mondays.
Crossroads Cafe is closed until May 1.

May 3 – October 11
Open Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Museum Store open daily, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Crossroads Cafe is open weekends 11:00 am–4:00 pm*

October 12 – October 31
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm Closed Mondays.
Museum Store open 11:00 am–4:00 pm. Closed Mondays.
Crossroads Cafe is open weekends 11:00 am–4:00 pm*

November – March
Closed for winter except for special programs and events.

 

ADMISSIONS

Adults (13-64): $12.00
Seniors (65+): $10.50
Juniors (7-12): $6.00
Children (6 and under): FREE
Museum members: FREE
Admission is always FREE for active military and retired career military personnel.

Payment Methods at The Farmers’ Museum
Accepted forms of payment for admission tickets include: cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and traveler’s checks.

See our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.

* hours are subject to change

Directions

BY CAR

The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326 which is one mile north of the Village of Cooperstown on the west side of Otsego Lake. From the traffic light in the Village, follow Route 80 east approximately one mile. Parking is available in the lot in front of The Farmers’ Museum Store and museum entry at the stone barn and the small lot located across the street


By Train

The closest Amtrak stations to Cooperstown are in Utica (approximately 40 miles north of Cooperstown) and Albany-Rensselaer (approximately 80 driving miles east of Cooperstown). For schedule information and ticket prices, call Amtrak’s toll free number (800.USA.RAIL) or visit their Web site. www.amtrak.com

By Cooperstown Village Trolley

The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum are regular stops on the Cooperstown Village Trolley route which operates from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, daily from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm; after Labor Day through Columbus Day, weekends only from 9:30 am to 7:15 pm. A Daily Individual Pass is $2.00 and a Daily Family Pass is $5.00.

Riders can track the Cooperstown trolleys at cooperstowntrolley.com. Visit the Village of Cooperstown website for more details.

On Foot

Door to door, Fenimore Art Museum is 1.3 miles from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 1.1 miles from the traffic light and one mile from the Otesaga Hotel and Resort. Please note that there are no sidewalks along State Highway 80 for the last .3 miles of the walk.

Group Tours

Discounts are offered for groups with a minimum of 15 participants. (This rate is not applicable for visiting school or youth groups.) Confirmation is required two weeks prior to your visit. Special guided tours are available. The Fenimore Art Museum offers boxed or buffet lunches with several menu options.

Request information on Adult Group Tours via email ([email protected]) or contact our Adult Group Tours Manager, Anne Tandle, at (607) 547-1495.

School Groups (K-12): please click here or call (607) 547-1461.

Rates

Group Leader – see our 2019 profile sheet (pdf)

All admission rates are subject to change without notice.

Shopping & Dining

The Farmers’ Museum Store

The museum store is located in the Herders Cottage, just outside the museum’s main entrance and parking lot. It features merchandise based on the history and culture of New York State and rural America. Handcrafted items produced by our highly skilled staff and local artisans are featured. A section containing toys, games, books and crafts will please children of all ages!

Store Hours:

April 1–May 2
Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (closed Mondays)

May 3–October 11
Open daily, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

October 12–October 31
Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (closed Mondays)

Holiday Season: After Thanksgiving, the museum store is open daily for holiday shopping from 11:00 am–4:00 pm through December 24.

 

Todd’s General Store (closed until further notice)

Located in the Country Village, Todd’s General Store offers original and reproduction 19th-century products such as ceramics, glassware, band boxes, tinware, brooms, candles, soaps, candies, toys and games. For additional shopping opportunities visit our online store.

 

Dining

The Crossroads Café is currently closed. It will reopen on May 1 offering bottled drinks and pre-packaged snacks.

 

SEE OUR SAFETY GUIDELINES

Amenities & Policies

Amenities

Drinks and pre-packaged snacks are available at the Crossroads Café next to Bump Tavern in the historic village. (See above for hours.)

Picnic tables are located around the stone barn outside the front entry and at the opposite end leading onto the museum grounds as well as in the courtyard.

Restrooms are located at the museum entrance in the Main Barn, the Empire State Carousel (closed in 2020), and the basement of Bump Tavern. The restrooms in the Main Barn are handicapped accessible and have baby changers. The Empire State Carousel restroom is handicapped accessible (closed in 2020).

Walkways are made from a variety of materials throughout the museum so we suggest comfortable walking shoes.

Two wheelchairs are available for use on a first come, first served basis. Inquire at the Admissions desk.

Most of The Farmers’ Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Policies

Smoking is not permitted in the museum buildings or on the museum grounds.

Service animals are welcome in the museum. They should be wearing their service identification jacket or vest. Please read our policy for pets and service animals on museum property.

Pets and non-service animals are not permitted in the museum or on the museum grounds. Please read our policy for pets and service animals on museum property.

Photography and videography are permitted in the museum buildings and on the museum grounds for non-commercial use only.

SEE OUR SAFETY GUIDELINES

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