Hours and Admission
Answers to Visitor FAQs:
Admission and tickets:
– The Farmers’ Museum is open Tuesday–Sunday from 10am–4pm, closed Mondays.
– The museum closes for the season on October 31.
– 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 (upstairs in the Main Barn) is closed.
– Interpretation is presented outside.
– The Lippitt Farmstead is open and its animals are accessible.
– Everyone (age 2 and up) must wear a face mask at all times, except when eating or drinking.
– Social distancing is required at all times.
– 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.
Through October 12
Open Daily. (Buildings in the Country Village and the carousel are closed. Interpretation presented outdoors.)
Museum Store open daily, 12:00-5:00pm
October 13 – October 31
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Mondays. Limited buildings open.
November 1 – March 31
Closed for winter except for special programs and events.
Daily Admission Rates (Reduced for 2020)
Adults (13-64): $5.00 (weekdays), $7.50 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Seniors (65+): $5.00 (weekdays), $7.50 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Juniors (7-12): $3.00
Children (6 and under): FREE
Museum members: FREE
Admission is always FREE for active military and retired career military personnel.
Visit Two or Three Museums and Save (NOT VALID IN 2020)
You can save money by purchasing a combination ticket to visit Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum and/or The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. You may purchase the ticket at the first museum you visit. The ticket is good for one visit to each museum listed on the ticket within a year from the date on the ticket and you do not need to visit all the museums on the same day. All admission rates are subject to change without notice.
Payment Methods at The Farmers’ Museum
Accepted forms of payment for admission tickets include: cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and traveler’s checks.
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 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.
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 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!
July 25–October 14:
Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm (closed Mondays)
October 15–December 24:
Details coming soon.
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.
The Crossroads Café is open offering bottled drinks and pre-packaged snacks, as well as an assortment of items from our shops.
Amenities & Policies
Drinks and pre-packaged snacks are available Memorial Weekend through Labor Day at the Crossroads Café next to Bump Tavern in the historic village.
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.
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.