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The Farmer's Museum

. Description:  The Main Barn Museum houses exhibits and craftspeople who make brooms, do woodworking, and spin thread and produce fabric. Beyond the barn is a 19th century village of buildings dating from 1792-1845 relocated from throughout the area and staffed with interpreters including printers and blacksmiths.
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How to find: 
Rt 80 Lake Road
PO Box 30
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Parent Organization:
The Farmer's Museum
Phone 607 547-1500
Toll Free 888 547-1450
The Farmer's Museum
Dates  Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May 13 - Columbus Day 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5 10 - 5
Apr-May 12,  Oct 14-31
selected buildings, reduced admission
10-4 10-4 10-4 10-4 10-4 10-4
Season  open only for special events Nov & Dec
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
As of JAN 2007





prime season  6 & under free  7-12 $5  $11  65+ $9.50 with reservation
spring, fall  6 & under free  $4  $9  $8  
Special Fees:  Active & retired career military free, College student w/ID $5, other admission packages include two-way ticket with Fenimore Art Museum ($17.50) or Baseball Hall of Fame ($22); three way ticket ($30.50)
Additional Group Info: 607 547-1410
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have: Enter through the Main Barn, which holds rural artifacts and craftspeople.  Then go into the village, which represents a rural crossroads town.  Many of the buildings, relocated here from throughout the area, are staffed with costumed interpreters.  
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period 1790-1845 Type of Site
Buildings:  Main barn, creamery, Cardiff Giant tent, general store, Iroquois log house, blacksmith shop, printing office, doctor's office, pharmacy, law office, bark, granary, farmstead with house, barn, smokehouse and outbuildings, church, tavern, carriage house, school, house, shoe shop
Interpreters: costumed interpreters and craftspeople Craftspeople: wallpaper press, blacksmith, printer, weaver
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On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Restaurant Herder's Cottage  10-4

soup, sandwich, grilled, salad, ice cream, beverages

Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours

Museum Shop;
Todd's General Store

reproductions, books;
old-fashioned items



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