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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.



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


  • January 1 - March 31
    Closed for winter except for special programs and events
  • April 1 - Jul 2
  • July 3 - October 12 (Columbus Day)
    Open Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays
  • October 13 - December 31
    Open Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas


  • 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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