Hours and Admission
COVID-19: Face masks are required for all visitors (vaccinated and unvaccinated) inside the museum’s buildings. There are no exceptions to this requirement. More info on our safety page…
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.
May 3 – October 11
Open Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Museum Store: open daily, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Crossroads Cafe: open daily 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: Closed
November – March
Closed for winter except for special programs and events.
Tickets only available at the door. No online tickets sold.
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.
* hours are subject to change
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
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 in 2021 operates May 29 and 30 and June 19 to September 5 from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. A Daily Individual Pass is $2.00 and a Daily Family Pass is $5.00. For more information, including stops and schedule, go to: https://www.cooperstownny.org/trolley-system/
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.
Shopping & Dining
The Crossroads Café is currently closed.
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!
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 (open daily during regular museum hours)
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.
Amenities & Policies
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 (reopening July 1), 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.
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.
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. Drones are prohibited.