Shopping & Dining


Farmers ShoppingThe museum store is located in the Herders Cottage.  It features merchandise based on the history and culture of New York State and rural America. Handcrafted items produced by our highly skilled staff and local artisans are featured. A section containing toys, games, books and crafts will please children of all ages! 

Todd's General Store, located in the Historic Village, offers original and reproduction 19th-century products such as ceramics, glassware, band boxes, tinware, brooms, candles, soaps, candies, toys and games. For additional shopping opportunities visit our online store

Cross the street to the Fenimore Art Museum and visit The Fenimore Museum Shop. Located on the main level, the shop carries quality merchandise produced by regional artists, books and gifts related to art, New York State history, Native American art, jewelry, and folk art.

Store Hours

April 1 – May 9: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Monday

May 10 – Columbus Day, October 10: Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 11 – October 30: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Monday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Holiday Hours: TBA in November


Farmers DiningStop by the Crossroads Cafe, located next to Bump Tavern in the Historic Village, for sandwiches, wraps, salads, cold drinks, and ice cream treats.

You can also walk directly across the street to the Fenimore Art Museum to the Fenimore Café.  Dine al fresco on the flagstone terrace overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake, or select an intimate table inside. The changing menu includes wraps, salads, homemade soups, grilled specialties, fresh baked goods, soft drinks, coffee, a wide assortment of teas, wine and beer served with our spectacular view.

Plan your trip to Cooperstown.