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Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown, New York

Melissa Chapman and her brood of three live in the urban concrete jungle of NYC. She writes Kids in the City Kids in the City a weekly column and blog for the Staten Island Advance, contributes to SheKnows, Time Out NY Kids Time Out N...

Historic farms

Get a glimpse of life on an upstate New York farm -- just as it was 150 years ago!

Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown, New York

Farmer's Museum

This living-history museum brings 19th-century rural America to life, offering families the opportunity to experience aspects of farmer's lives 150 years ago. The site sits on land that has been a working farm since 1813, when James Fenimore Cooper owned it.

The museum demonstrates everyday occupations, from broom making and weaving, to milking cows and blacksmithing. In spring, newborn calves, lambs and ducklings especially appeal to children. Hands-on kids' projects cultivate an understanding of our rural heritage.

Located just over a mile up Highway 80 from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY, this living museum makes for a great doubleheader weekend trip for your family!

About the Farmer's Museum

Address: 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326

Phone: 888.547.1450

Website: Farmer's Museum

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