Hours and Admission


April 2 – May 24
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Closed Mondays.
Museum Store open 11:00 am–4:00 pm. Closed Mondays.

May 25 – September 2
Open Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Museum Store: open daily, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

September 3 – October 31
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Closed Mondays.
Museum Store: open 11:00 am–4:00 pm. Closed Mondays.

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

Museum Store: Store reopens during Sugaring Off Sundays in March.

Crossroads Café: Opening in May.



Adults and Teens (13-64): $17.50
Seniors (65+): $12.50
Juniors (7-12): $10.00
Children (6 and under): FREE
Admission is always FREE for members, active military, and retired career military personnel. Free museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits—up to 4 people.
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Adults (20-64) $30.00
Seniors (65+) $22.50
Juniors (7-12) $10.00
(Fenimore is free for young people through age 19.)

Tickets only available at the door. No online tickets sold.



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. The trolley runs daily (Friday, May 24 – Sunday, September 1, 2024 • 8:30am – 6:30pm). Daily passes are $2.50 (children under 5 are free).  More details here >>>

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 10 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 lunches with several menu options.

To request information on Adult Group Tours please contact Anna Sweet, Assistant Visitor Services Manager and Adult Group Coordinator, at (607) 547-1484. or email.

School Groups (K-12): please click here or call (607) 547-1513.

Shopping & Dining


The Crossroads Café
Opening in May.


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 6
Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (closed Mondays)

May 7–October 10
Open daily, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

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

November 1–December 24  Holiday Shopping!
– Through Nov. 22:
 Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (closed Mondays)
– Thanksgiving Day (Nov 23): Closed
– Nov 24-Dec 23: (open daily)
 Monday-Wednesday, 11:00 am–4:00 pm, 
Thursday-Sunday, 11:00 am–8:00 pm (during Glimmer Nights event)
– Christmas Eve (Dec 24): 11:00 am–4:00 pm
– Closed Christmas Day (Dec 25) and beyond. Store reopens during Sugaring Off Sundays in March.


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, 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.

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