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An official Path Through History Site! US history comes alive at the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, NY. One of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers` Museum provides visitors with opportunities to experience 19th-century rural village life through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits. The museum comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn, a village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. The museum preserves examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, heritage livestock, and a collection of more than 23,000 items. Visitors experience the interplay among trades, village life, and agriculture in New York State circa 1845. The museum, one of the oldest living history museums, features exhibits, craft demonstrations, and hand-on activities that bring history to life.



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