The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown marks Independence Day on July 4 with the sounds of 1776. Hear the muskets blast with our Militia Muster and hear history happen with a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the historic village green at 1:00 pm. Enjoy traditional 19th century music throughout the day.
Ongoing demonstrations include blacksmithing, printing, open hearth cooking, and there will be children's crafts in the schoolhouse. As always, you can tour the museum on a horse-drawn wagon, ride the Empire State Carousel, picnic on the Village Green, and visit the baby animals at the Children's Barnyard. Special highlight activities take place at select times.
Meet local farmers from Middlefield Orchard, which grows apples, peaches, pears, and berries, as well as producing baked goods, jams, jellies, and honey products.
The museum is open July 4 and every day this summer from 10 am–5 pm. Admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military.
Through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five family members are admitted free, through the Blue Star Museum program.