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Explore Native American Heritage at Fenimore Art Museum

One of nation's top art institutions, the Fenimore houses a rich collection of American Indian art and American folk art, along with key holdings of photography, decorative arts and 20th century art. Tour remarkable artifacts from a bygone era and explore the famous Bark House, where you'll get a fascinating glimpse into American Indian life circa the 1750s, as you explore the beautiful formal gardens overlooking Lake Otsego.

Fenimore Art Museum

5798 NY-80, NY, Cooperstown, 13326
Distance from hotel: 0.9 mile


  • April 1 - May 2
    Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
  • May 3 - October 11 (Columbus Day)
    Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • October 12 - December 31
    Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • January 1 - March 31
    Closed for winter except for special programs and events.


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


  • Art by the Lake
  • Family Art Days
  • Summer Gala


  • Art & History Exhibits
  • Film Screenings
  • Concerts & Theater
  • Lectures & Readings
  • Guided Tours
  • Gardens & Lake Views


What are the different collections at the Fenimore Art Museum?

The Fenimore Art Museum is home to the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, photography from local Cooperstown artists, folk art, and fine artwork by Grandma Moses, Gilbert Stuart, and Thomas Cole.

Is there anything to eat at the Fenimore Art Museum?

With seating inside or outdoors on the museum terrace, Fenimore Café serves home-style soups, freshly prepared sandwiches, wraps, and desserts. It also offers tea, coffee, lattes, cappuccino, espresso, wine, and locally brewed beer. The museum cafe is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (until 4:00 p.m. from May 10 to October 10).

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