The Farmers' Museum - Cooperstown, NY
New York State is not lacking in early American history preservation, as reflected for the second time in this roundup. Not too far from Genesee, The Farmers' Museum living history park at Cooperstown employs costumed characters to create context for its incredible collection of nearly 25,000 18th and 19th century items. The Historic Village here is more authentic than some better-known destinations on this list: Each building was located in a different rural community, relocated to Cooperstown and then restored to be part of the village. With various July Fourth celebrations beefing up the normal "village schedule," this is a great place to take kids for the holiday.
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