Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s as we re-open our doors on the Friday and Saturday following the holiday. The Farmers' Museum is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
You'll see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the tavern green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training.
Ride the Empire State Carousel, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around the museum's historic village. You can also learn about unusual 19th-century digestive medicines as they are created at Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy. The blacksmith and printer will be practicing their trades too, just as they did in the 1840s.
Beautiful holiday items and greeting cards are in stock at The Farmers' Museum Store. At Todd’s General Store, find items from our region’s past that you can’t find anywhere else - many made here at the museum!
Admission: $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members of NYSHA are admitted free.