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New York State Historical Association

Fenimore House Lake Road
Cooperstown, NY

Phone: 607-547-2533 - Tty: -

Statement of Purpose

The mission of the New York State Historical Association is to instill and cultivate in a broad public audience an informed appreciation of the diversity of the American past, especially as represented and exemplified by the history of New York State, to better understand the present.


Highlights & Collections

Current Exhibits and Upcoming Special Events

Fenimore Art Museum
Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, New York
Telephone: 607.547.1400
Toll-free: 1.888.547.1450
Recorded message: 607.547.1500

April and May: Tues. - Sun., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed Mondays, except Memorial Day)
June-September: Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October - December: Tues. - Sun., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed Mondays)
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Adults - $9; children 7-12 - $4; children 6 and under - free. Adults 65 & over may receive a $1 discount on one-way admissions to Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum. Two-way tickets are available for admission to The Farmers' Museum and the Fenimore Art Museum: $14.50 for adults, $6.50 for children 7 - 12. Three-way admission tickets are available for these two museums and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Visitors with disabling conditions may receive a $1 discount on one-way admissions to Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum. Members of the New York State Historical Association receive free admission.

Location: Lake Road, Route 80, one mile north of the Village of Cooperstown.

Daily Tours: Guided tours are offered several times daily, included with admission. Arrangements may be made for special guided group tours at additional cost.

Media Program: Media programs are offered several times daily in the new state-of-the-art auditorium in the American Indian Wing, included with admission.

Museum Shop: Fenimore Art Museum Shop is located near the museum's main entrance. The shop features art, crafts, posters, children's books, and a wide selection of publications on history, Native American art, and American folk art.

Food Service
The Fenimore Café offers a continental-style menu, including personal-size pizzas, fresh salads, soups, delectable desserts, wine, espresso, and cappuccino. Terrace-garden seating overlooks Otsego Lake. Serving 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during museum hours.

Accessibility: Fenimore Art Museum is entirely handicapped accessible. Parking is provided near the entrance, and an elevator provides access to all three levels.

Photography: Photography is not permitted inside the museum. Slides and prints are available from the museum's Registrar. Telephone: (607) 547-1444 or write to Registrar, NYSHA, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Public Transportation: Fenimore Art Museum is a regular day stop on the Cooperstown Village Trolley route from the last week of June to Labor Day, 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorial Day to the last week of June and Labor Day to Columbus Day, the trolley is available weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cooperstown is located in central New York state, 70 miles west of Albany and 30 miles south of the Thruway (Interstate 90).

From the west, use Thruway exit 30 at Herkimer (Route 28). From the east, use Thruway exit 29 at Canajoharie (Routes 10, 20, and 80) or exit 25A and take I88 to Duanesburg (5 miles), then Route 20 west to Route 80 south.

From the south, use Routes I88 and 28 (Binghamton-Oneonta-Cooperstown).

From the southeast, take Thruway exit 21 (Catskill), to Route 145, to route 20, to route 80.

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