Walking around the entire museum will take 1, 5 to 3 hours. The National Baseball Hall of Fame is truly one of those museums where you can spend all day. In fact, I was there for five hours and definitely ran past some areas of the museum. However, those less interested could see everything in less than two hours (although, as I noted above, it can be difficult to find all of the hidden gems in the collection).
Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is 200 miles. While I've covered a lot from the previous museum, I thought I'd close with some of my best tips for visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, including how to get tickets and where to park. Next up is the baseball card room that shows only a sample of the museum's 135,000 baseball cards. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, will not erase the ugly parts of baseball's past to fit the vision of revisionist history.
Today, the Baseball Hall of Fame is best known for including the best players and coaches of the game in its Plaque Gallery, but that's only a small part of this great museum. This area of the museum pays special tribute to some of baseball's most important stories, including the Babe Ruth Room, the Women in Baseball exhibit, and the African American baseball experience. The first floor of the museum contains a series of exhibits including an interesting art display, a baseball in the movie theater, and Inductee Row, which celebrates the new class of Hall of Famers. The members of the Baseball Hall of Fame come from 40 of the 50 states of the United States, Puerto Rico and eight foreign countries.
If you, like me, are a baseball fan, you probably don't need to tell him that the National Baseball Hall of Fame is located in Cooperstown, New York. Located in the remote but beautiful city of Cooperstown, upstate New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame is a must-see for any fan of the game. On the third floor of the museum, the exhibits begin with excellent information about some of the most historic baseball stadiums that no longer exist. Most of this floor covers baseball records that range from the best known as most home runs and most strikeouts to the under-thought as most hits in a game.
That said, for the casual fan who isn't interested in reading every sign and looking at every exhibit, it can be a little difficult to find some of the museum's most illustrious pieces. Throughout the rest of the second floor, there are thousands of items on display covering topics ranging from historic baseball players, black leagues and segregation in baseball, women in baseball, and many more. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is spread over three spacious floors with more than 38,000 artifacts collected since it opened in 1939. As I entered this area, I felt an instant sense of reverence and it reminded me a lot of a mausoleum in a cemetery.