The Farmers’ Museum focuses on rural life in America during the mid-1800s. It is a working farm, a village crossroad, and an interactive area for visitors to explore. The farm is home to dozens of heritage animals: horses, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and other fowl. Many of the animals wander free-range and are very accessible to youngsters of all ages. There’s also a petting area for newborn animals.
Kids will also love exploring the living history village, where they can see how a newspaper would have been printed in the 1800’s, barter at the village store, and more.
The Empire State Carousel that sits on the farm is not only a piece of art that depicts important people and events, it’s also an operating carousel offering great entertainment for kids and a great story to tell.
The Farmers’ Museum is located about a mile north of Cooperstown’s one-and-only stop light on Lake Road.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the summer months, with varying hours the remainder of the year; check the museum’s website for more information.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10.50 for seniors, $6 for kids ages 7 to 12 and free for kids under age 6. Tip: You can save by purchasing a combination ticket to the Femiore Art Museum and/or The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Combo tickets can be purchased at any of the museums.