Amenities and Policies

Overlooking Otsego Lake, the Fenimore Café’s terrace offers one of the most spectacular views of Fenimore’s “Glimmerglass”  - it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or indulge in a sumptuous dessert.  Visitors may dine at the café without paying the Museum entry fee.

Restrooms are located on the Upper and Lower levels. The Lower level restrooms are handicapped accessible and have baby changers.

Drinking fountains are located outside the Lower level restrooms.

All of the Museum's public galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs via an elevator that is large enough to accommodate motorized wheelchairs.

Small coin-operated lockers located in the Visitors' Room.

For the safety of our collections and our visitors, we ask that you please check the following items in the coin-operated lockers in the Visitors’ Room:
• Video recorders
• Briefcases
• Backpacks
• Shopping Bags
• Oversized Purses
• Umbrellas
• Baseball Bats and similar athletic equipment (seriously, this is Cooperstown!)

Non-flash photography is permitted only in select galleries; please check with the admissions desk, security, or refer to your visitors guide.  Videotaping is not permitted.


Service animals are welcome but need to wear their service identification jacket or vest.
Pets and non-service animals are not permitted in the museum or on museum grounds.
Smoking, food, and beverages are not permitted in the galleries.