Six Nights of Ghost Tours in October at The Farmers’ Museum

Things That Go Bump in the Night – Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

(6 nights) October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29–with six tours each night beginning at 5:30pm.

$17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. Tickets available on

Cooperstown, New York — During the most haunting time of the year, dare to experience Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown on Friday and Saturday evenings: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Join an eerie lantern-lit tour of the shadowy museum grounds. Hear your guide recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th-century historic village, as in the tale of a young ghost who roams the rooms of Bump Tavern or the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil in the Blacksmith Shop. During each tour, be prepared to hold your breath as Michael Henrici brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Tell-Tale Heart” to life. Tours run every half-hour from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is inspired by Louis C. Jones’s classic collection of folk tales, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

Ghost tours are held six nights only: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29.

Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8:00 p.m. Cost: $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required. Tickets available through Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. Younger children should take the earliest tour if possible. A family may reserve one of our limited time slots. If your family group numbers more than fourteen, please call (607) 547-1456 for booking guidance. The tour moves over uneven ground in the dark. Visitors with potential mobility issues should contact (607) 547-1456 or email in advance to insure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Otsego County Government. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. For more information, visit

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.