Open today, September 24, until 5:00 p.m.

Hours

The Fenimore is open April 1 – December 31

April 1 - May 8
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Closed Mondays)

May 9 - October 9 (Columbus Day)
Open Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 10 - December 31
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

The Fenimore Café is open 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (4pm in the summer)
The Museum Shop is open during museum hours.

Admissions

Adults and Juniors (13-64) $12.00
Seniors (65+) $10.50
Children (12 and under) FREE

Admission is always FREE for museum members, active military, and retired career military personnel. Become a member and enjoy free admission all year.

VISIT TWO OR THREE MUSEUMS AND SAVE: Reduced price combination tickets to the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum and/or The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are available.

 

Getting Here

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Address:
5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Latitude, Longitude: 42.715702,-74.927119

The Fenimore Art Museum is located one mile north of the Village of Cooperstown on the west side of Otsego Lake. From the traffic light in the Village, follow Route 80 east approximately one mile.

Parking:
Available along either side of the main driveway
or in one of the adjacent lots.

Driving Directions:

From Syracuse and Buffalo and Points West
1. Take I-90 east to Exit 30 at Herkimer.
2. Take Route 28 south to Cooperstown.
3. At the stop sign turn left onto State Highway 80 east/Chestnut Street.
4. Continue one block beyond the traffic light and turn left at stop sign following State Highway 80 east/Lake Road.
5. Continue 1 mile. The Farmers' Museum is on the left.

From Albany and Boston and Points East
1. Take I-90 west to Exit 25A.
2. Take I-88 west to Exit 24 (Duanesburg) and get on Route 7.
3. Follow Route 7 to Route 20 west.
4. Take Route 20 west approximately 43 miles, turning left on State Highway 80 west which travels south along Otsego Lake.
5. Continue on State Highway 80 west for 10 miles. The Farmers' Museum is on the right.

From Binghamton and Points South
1. Take I-88 east to Exit 17.
2. Take Route 28 north into Cooperstown,
3. Follow State Highway 80 east/Chestnut Street to traffic light.
4. Continue one block beyond traffic light and turn left at stop sign, following State Highway 80 east/Lake Road.
5. Continue 1 mile. The Farmers' Museum is on the left.

From Burlington, Vermont, and Points North
1. Take I-87 south to Albany.
2. Take I-90 west to Exit 25A.
3. Take I-88 west to Exit 24 (Duanesburg) and get on Route 7.
4. Follow Route 7 to Route 20 west.
5. Take Route 20 west approximately 43 miles, turning left on State Highway 80 west which travels south along Otsego Lake.
6. Continue on State Highway 80 west for 10 miles. The Farmers' Museum is on the right.

From New York City
1. Take I-87 north to I-90.
2. Take I-90 west to Exit 25A.
3. Take I-88 west to Exit 24 (Duanesburg) and get on Route 7.
4. Follow Route 7 to Route 20 west.
5. Take Route 20 west approximately 43 miles, turning left on State Highway 80 west which travels south along Otsego Lake.
6. Continue on State Highway 80 west for 10 miles. The Farmers' Museum is on the right.

By Train
The closest Amtrak stations to Cooperstown are in Utica (approximately 40 miles north of Cooperstown) and Albany-Rensselaer (approximately 80 driving miles east of Cooperstown). For schedule information and ticket prices, call Amtrak's toll-free number (800.USA.RAIL) or visit their Web site. http://www.amtrak.com

By Bus
Trailways provides bus service to Cooperstown from many cities. Call Trailways (800.858.8555) for schedule information and ticket prices or visit their website: http://www.trailways.com/schedules.asp

Oneonta Public Transit (OPT) provides bus service between Oneonta and Cooperstown. Call OPT (607.432.7100) for schedule information and ticket prices or visit their website: http://www.oneonta.ny.us/community/transportation.asp

Otsego Express provides bus service between Cooperstown and various locations in Otsego County. Call Otsego Express (315.822.6444 or 800.388.9853) for schedule information and ticket prices.

By Cooperstown Village Trolley
Fenimore Art Museum is a regular day stop on the Cooperstown Village Trolley route which operates from Memorial Weekend through Columbus Day. The schedule follows:

• From Memorial Day Weekend to the last week of June: Weekends only, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• From the last week of June to Labor Day: Daily, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• From Labor Day through Columbus Day: weekends only, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The trolley stops at the front door to Fenimore Art Museum. Other nearby stops include the Yellow Trolley Lot 1/10 mile north of the museum and across the street outside The Farmers’ Museum Store at the white picket fence.

The trolley fare is $3.00 per adult, $2.00 for children 12 and under, for an unlimited daily pass.

Visit the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce website for more details http://www.cooperstownchamber.org/secondary/info_booth/trolley_parking.htm

Walking
Door to door, the Fenimore Art Museum is 1.3 miles from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 1.1 miles from the traffic light and less than a mile from the Otesaga Hotel and Resort. Please note that there are no sidewalks along State Highway 80 for the last .3 miles of the walk.

About Us


“A collection any museum in the world should envy.”
- The New York Times

Nestled on the western shore of Otsego Lake, housed in an elegant 1930s neo-Georgian mansion, the Fenimore Art Museum presents a perspective on the heritage and history of America through art.

The beauty of the museum setting is matched by the quality of the collections it houses, including some of the nation’s finest examples of American landscape, history and genre paintings, American folk art, photography and American Indian art.

William Sidney Mount, Thomas Cole, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin West, E.L. Henry, Eastman Johnson, Thomas Waterman, John Wesley Jarvis, Grandma Moses and Ralph Fasanella are all represented in the museum’s holdings.

The Fenimore Art Museum is dedicated to integrating history with art history and including under-appreciated genres, primarily American folk art and American Indian art, in a broad and progressive American canon. The Fenimore Art Museum seeks to honor the extraordinary ability of ordinary people to shape American culture.

 

Cafe and Shop

Fenimore Museum Shop

The Fenimore Museum Shop located on the main level of the Museum includes special merchandise and elegant jewelry from regional artists, Native American works of art, books and gifts related to fine art, folk art and the history of New York State.

Shop Hours: 
April 1 – May 8: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays
May 9 – Columbus Day, October 9: Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 10 – December 31: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Fenimore Café
The Fenimore Café is the perfect spot to enjoy a light lunch, a glass of wine, or an Ommegang ale.  Homestyle soups, "grab-n-go" sandwiches, and fresh pastries are available. Choose from a wide selection of beverages including Starbucks Coffee. The terrace features incredible plantings and a panoramic view of the lawn sweeping down to Otsego Lake. It is an experience not to be missed while visiting the Museum.

The Fenimore Café is open 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Cooperstown

Cooperstown is beautifully situated on the shore of Lake Otsego. Everyday, people draw sustenance, recreation and respite from this beauty. The rolling hills and rural farmland further enhance the natural environment, making Cooperstown a most desirable place to live.