Shop Shop



Cooperstown Calendar

* Things to do during your Cooperstown family vacation

* Community news updates

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Farmers' Museum

Fenimore Art Museum

Glimmerglass Opera

New York State Historical Association

Cooperstown Art Association

Bassett Healthcare

Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival

Miscellaneous information


For more information on Cooperstown, NY, view the Cooperstown Travel Library, Attractions Resource Guide, Dining and Lodging, and photo gallery sections.


Advertise your Cooperstown, Otsego County, NY, business

Take a vacation break from high advertising costs by placing an ad on for $79.00/year. Details


Farmers' Museum Calendar of Events, Cooperstown, N.Y.

About The Farmers’ Museum
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and mem
bers are admitted free. From April 1 through May 14 and October 9 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit

Go to Farmers' Museum events page


Cooperstown Revisited-The Farmers' Museum Announces the Publication of the 7th Edition of Louis C. Jones' Classic Best Seller

Cooperstown, NY -- The Farmers' Museum is pleased to announce the re-publication of Louis C. Jones classic best seller, Cooperstown, a distinctive volume on the village's rich and compelling history.

Cooperstown, a perennial favorite now in its 7th edition, was originally authored in 1949 by Louis C. Jones, Director of the New York State Historical Association and The Farmers' Museum. The publication highlighted James Fenimore Cooper's early days and his life as a novelist; the history of the village and the founding of Cooperstown's great institutions: Bassett Hospital, the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Otesaga Hotel; as well as many other areas of local interest. The newly revised 183-page edition offers a comprehensive view of the village's beloved history with updated and expanded text, 255 illustrations, including 167 photographs in full-color by Richard S. Duncan, black and white photography drawn from the Association's Smith and Telfer Collection, and a foreword by Jane Forbes Clark. "Cooperstown's history and beauty are captured throughout this book by its talented authors and by the photographs of Richard Duncan. From a corner of a village street, to how the shorelines of Otsego Lake change with each season, to the village's surrounding countryside, we are constantly reminded of how fortunate Cooperstown is to have its many assets and rich history that ensure its quality of life and its future," said Jane Forbes Clark, Board Chairman of The Farmers' Museum, Inc.

Richard S. Duncan was born in Catskill, New York. He attended Manlius Military School, Rhode Island School of Design, and was an apprentice to French painter Jacques Fabert. He also attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His work has appeared in a number of books, most recently Otsego Lake Past and Present (2005). Duncan's work is represented in many private collections and has been featured in many exhibitions across the country.

To place an order by phone, please call the Museum Shop at (607) 547-1493, or toll-free at (888) 547-1450. The book costs $39.95

Cooperstown NY, Area Lodging
Make Reservations

Cooperstown NY Hotels

Twenty Minutes to Cooperstown:
Cherry Valley NY Hotels
Richfield NY Hotels

Thirty Minutes to Cooperstown
Oneonta NY Hotels

Forty Five Minutes to Cooperstown:
Cobleskill NY Hotels
Herkimer NY Hotels
Utica NY Hotels

Sixty to 90 Minutes to Cooperstown
Albany NY Hotels
Binghamton NY Hotels
Little Falls NY Hotels
Norwich NY Hotels
Schenectady NY Hotels
Schoharie NY Hotels

Two to Two-and-One-Half Hours to Cooperstown
Old_Forge NY Hotels 
Saratoga Springs NY Hotels
Syracuse NY Hotels
Skaneateles NY Hotels





Home | About us | Advertise | Cooperstown Bat Company baseball bats | Cooperstown history | Directions to Cooperstown | Employment | Essential Cooperstown, NY, emergency and service contacts | Major League Baseball Headlines | Otsego County resources | Cooperstown photo gallery | Privacy statement | Sign guestbook | View guestbook | What's new | Weather | Site map | Link to us | Contact us