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Fenimore Art Museum

5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2500
+1 607-547-1400
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Nice rainy day visit

Three floors of art of all kind. Historical art and modern day. Local Cooper family memorabilia... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mary B
Blue Point, New York
via mobile
i recommended this to all my fellow baseball parents

This museum is delightful. I enjoyed the collection of Native American artifacts. The Fenimore... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking Otsego Lake, this museum features fine collections of American art, James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia and historic photographs. (Closed January 1 - March 31) New exhibitions open April 1.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2500
+1 607-547-1400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Three floors of art of all kind. Historical art and modern day. Local Cooper family memorabilia. There's a cute little cafe with outdoor seating on the lake. We took a walk around the property too. Very pretty. Very interesting even if art isn't your thing.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is delightful. I enjoyed the collection of Native American artifacts. The Fenimore Museum can be enjoyed in several hours. The walk down along the waterfront is a huge bonus. I recommend you pack your own picnic and enjoy the beautiful view. I thought...More

Thank FarmingtonAttorney
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visit this museum at least twice a year to look at the new exhibits. We usually have lunch out on the terrace overlooking Lake Otsego. Very good food, although few choices. They have some of the best native american artifacts in...More

Thank mclos66
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came specifically to see the Wyeth exhibit. One of our group has difficulties walking and if you arrive early enough, there are about 6 handicap parking spots right in front of the building along the drive. It made it very convenient for us -...More

Thank PK12033
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the exhibit. Reading the granddaughter's personal notes were heartfelt & so touching. A don't miss for anyone that loves Wyeth works.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The impressive building and sweeping grounds of the Fenimore museum are among its most enjoyable aspects and deserve to be explained in some free literature at the desk. The temporary exhibits are small in scale but can pack a wallop. The permanent folk art exhibit...More

Thank ISyzigi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite things in Cooperstown. I enjoyed the James Fenimore Cooper exhibit so much. It explains the history of Cooperstown. The exhibit of Button was fun too. The outside grounds are a beautiful place for a walk to get an up...More

Thank sherrie212
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located on the shore of Otsego Lake and it is a gem. There are wonderful pictures in its collection. We were lucky to see a special exhibit of Andrew Wyeth's works, and photos of him taken by his granddaughter. Everyone loves all...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the exhibits on Andrew Wyeth, Hamilton/Burr, jazz artists, Native Americans at home, and the history of ice skating.

Thank denise g
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum in the morning before going to the opera. The exhibit here was the second I have seen celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Andrew Wyeth's birth. It was a loving tribute by his granddaughter. It made much of his work more meaningful....More

Thank EMA595
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26 September 2015|
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Response from Jerry Z | Reviewed this property |
Adults & juniors $12.00. Seniors $10.50. Discounts if you visit other attractions like Norman Rockwell's museum and Farmers museum.