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The Fenimore Art Museum provides guided tours that make learning about art and history exciting. Our permanent collections include a wide variety of American art, including folk art, Hudson River School landscapes, and one of the most impressive American Indian art collections in the country. Each tour satisfies specific New York State learning standards and includes applied opportunities to interact with objects and artifacts in our collections.  

For information on planning your visit, arrival, and logistics for tours, please read Tours at Fenimore Art Museum: School Field Trip Information for Teachers

Offered: April, September, October, November, December
Cost: $4 per student

Guided Thematic Tours:
Six Nations Iroquois Life Tour
Grades: 4–12 | Duration: 2 hours

The amazing exhibitions and collections at the Fenimore Art Museum provide great opportunities for students to learn and make real-life connections! Tours can be tailored to fit in seamlessly with your curriculum and meet your specific classroom needs. Some of the tours and topics we have offered in the past include:

  • Local history tours focused in our Cooper Room
  • Blending social studies and art in our Folk Art and Genre Galleries
  • Learning how to analyze and respond to art using key examples in our major galleries

Highlight Tours:

We can arrange for docent-led gallery tours for groups of ten or more students of any age. These tours give an overview of our major galleries and exhibits. Please contact us at (607) 547-1461 to discuss your needs.  

Self-Guided Tours:

Groups of ten or more students are also welcome to self-guide at The Farmers’ Museum for the school rate of $4 per student and $9 per adult. Self-guided tours may be booked when the museum is open to the public.

Booking in advance is required. Please email school programs or call (607) 547-1461. You can also start the booking process online with our School Programs Request Form.

Combination Tours:
Combination tours with The Farmers’ Museum are also available and cost $6 per student. Take a look at the available Tours at the Farmers’ Museum.