Thanksgiving at the Farm at the Farmers' Museum
10:00 am–4:00 pm
AgesAll Ages Adults & kids together
Experience Thanksgiving traditions of the past during a special two-day event. Discover how rural New Yorkers typically celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s.
- See traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse.
- See a turkey trot with heritage-breed turkeys of all ages: poults, teenagers, hens and toms. See their unusual turkey house and its historic wattle design.
- Learn about unusual 19th century digestive medicines as they are created at Dr. Thrall’s Pharmacy.
- See the blacksmith create kitchen utensils used in the 1840s.
- Ride the Empire State Carousel, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around the museum’s historic village.
- Beautiful holiday items and greeting cards are in stock at The Farmers’ Museum Store.
- Original and reproduction 19th-century products such as ceramics, glassware, band boxes, tinware, brooms, candles, soaps, candies, toys and games can all be found in Todd's General Store in the museum’s Historic Village.
- Activities for children will include a booklet where kids can write and illustrate their own Thanksgiving Story.
- Admission for the museum and its special Thanksgiving event: FREE!