Hours and Admission
July 3 – October 12
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Limited buildings open.
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
Seniors (65+): $5.00
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
FOR 2020: Todd’s General Store and the Museum’s retail shop are closed until further notice. The Crossroads Café is open offering bottled drinks and pre-packaged snacks, as well as an assortment of items from our shops. SEE OUR SAFETY GUIDELINES
The museum store is located in the Herders Cottage. 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!
Todd’s General Store, located in the Historic Village, 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.
April 1–May 8:
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Monday
May 9–October 14:
Open every day, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
October 15–December 24:
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.
FOR 2020: The Crossroads Café is open offering bottled drinks and pre-packaged snacks, as well as an assortment of items from our shops. SEE OUR SAFETY GUIDELINES
Stop at the Crossroads Café, located next to Bump Tavern in the Country Village, for fresh homemade soups and chili, cold and hot drinks, fresh baked goods and ice cream.
You can also walk directly across the street to the Fenimore Art Museum’s Fenimore Café. Dine al fresco on the flagstone terrace overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake, or select an intimate table inside. The changing menu includes homemade soups, locally baked bread, fresh baked pastries, espresso drinks, coffee, tea, an assortment of wines and locally brewed beers. The terrace features incredible plantings and a panoramic view of the lawn sweeping down to Otsego Lake. It is an experience not to be missed while visiting the Museum.
Amenities & Policies
Food is available Memorial Weekend through Labor Day at the Crossroads Café next to Bump Tavern in the historic village. The Fenimore Café in the Fenimore Art Museum offers light café fare including beverages, wine and beer. The café is open during Fenimore Art Museum hours. Visitors may dine at the café without paying the Fenimore Art Museum entry fee.
Drinking fountains or water dispensers are located at the museum entrance in the stone barn, in the basement of Bump Tavern and the garden next to Bump Tavern.
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.
A public telephone is located at the museum entrance in the stone barn.
Restrooms are located at the museum entrance in the Main Barn, the Empire State Carousel, 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. The Swan and Erie Canal Barge chariots on the Empire State Carousel accommodate wheelchairs. The second floors of the stone barn, Pope Hop House, Herkimer Kitchen and Woodshed, Westcott Shop and Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse are not 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.
Pets and non-service animals are not permitted in the museum or on the museum grounds. Off-site kennel services can be found at Dog Wild ( dogwildresort.com )
Photography and videography are permitted in the museum buildings and on the museum grounds for non-commercial use only.