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Explore Inspiring Art Collections at Cooperstown's Fenimore Art Museum

Visit this longstanding art museum located less than a five-minute drive from The Cooper Inn. Founded in 1899, the Fenimore Art Museum offers illuminating exhibits and programs that highlight the early history of the State of New York. Collections include American fine and folk art, one the nation's largest, the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, and a permanent exhibition chronicling the history of the Coopers. The museum also boasts a celebrated photography collection, including works from Cooperstown artists, as well as a research library and an outdoor amphitheater which hosts theatrical productions and performances.



Hours -

Vary by season. The museum is closed from January 1 - April 1.

Prices -

Adults: $12.00, Seniors (65+): $10.50, Children (12 and under): Free

Events & Activities

  • Museum Tours
  • Art Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Family & Kids' Art Events
  • Poetry & Playwright Readings
  • Food For Thought Event Series

Amenities & Services

  • The Museum Shop
  • Fenimore Café
  • Research Library
  • Lockers
  • Event Space Rental


  • Is there a place to eat at the Fenimore Art Museum?

    The Fenimore Art Museum has an eatery located on a terrace, The Fenimore Cafe, which offers indoor and outdoor seating with incredible views of the grounds, gardens, and Otsego Lake. The cafe serves a light menu of wraps, salads, and soups, plus a beverage and dessert menu, including wine and local craft beers. 
  • Can I visit the Fenimore Art Museum's research library? Do I need to fill out any forms?

    The research library at the Fenimore Art Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on days when the museum is open. Reservations or appointments are not required, however, out-of-town visitors are encouraged to contact the library to ensure its opening, as the library may be closed for private events or holidays. Visitors wishing to have the assistance of a library consultant can hire one in advance at a rate of $35 per hour for non-members and $25 per hour for members. Visitors wishing to take photographs, create copies, or request high-resolution images of any resources will be required to fill out a form and may be subject to a fee if used for commercial purposes.


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