Witness the blacksmith forge tools and the pharmacist concoct salves with herbs grown in the garden outside the window at The Farmers’ Museum. Tour Hyde Hall, a (possibly haunted) British American County House from the time of Jane Austen. While there, check out the oldest covered bridge in the United States, just inside Glimmerglass State Park. Even more, the entire Village of Gilbertsville, is on the National Register of Historic Places. For a family-friendly option, take a history tour aboard the Leatherstocking Trolley in Cooperstown and around Otsego Lake.