The magical baseball moments that created some of your most treasured memories endure in Cooperstown every day. We need your help more than ever to preserve. Hall of Fame Members · Visit · Shop · The Museum. Nearly 300,000 people a year make the pilgrimage to Cooperstown to honor the heroes of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, but in the process, many also discover an unspoiled repository of American heritage, rich in history, art, architecture and natural beauty.
Exploring the baseball museum and other jewels of Cooperstown, such as the Fenimore Art Museum, the Farmers Museum and the Glimmerglass Opera House, it's possible to find the heart of the United States. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open to the public 362 days a year, with extended hours from Memorial Day weekend to the day before Labor Day. Consider becoming a member and having the Cooperstown experience enjoyed over and over again with free admission and many other benefits. See Hall of Fame travel package details through the Museum's travel partner, Sports Travel and Tours.
Please note that your reservation is not finalized until you receive a confirmation notice. To qualify for group rates, advance reservations must be made at least five business days prior to your visit. School groups should contact our Department of Education The Museum is open 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.
The Plates Gallery will close at 4 p.m. Find a quaint bed and breakfast, full-service luxury resort, great food, or somewhere to wake up. You can stay and dine in charming Cooperstown, in one of our picturesque surrounding villages, at an inn by a lake or in the countryside, or in the vibrant urban environment of the city of Oneonta. This is Cooperstown and the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce assists you in finding the right lodging and dining experiences for you.
Consider the trolley system as an alternative. Park on one of our three free perimeter trams and avoid driving in the congested downtown area of the Villa. Accessible parking is available at the Blue Lot and Red Lot, and Village strollers are ADA compliant and can accommodate standard and mechanized wheelchairs. The use of a mask is required for all people over 2 years of age, vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Carts will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily. Day passes are available with the tram driver, cash only. Day passes can also be purchased with a credit or debit card at convenient kiosks located in trolley bus parking lots or in front of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. A convenience fee will be added.
Season passes can be purchased in cash or by check at the town office at 22 Main Street, Cooperstown. To ensure that you get the most out of your museum experience, we have compiled a list of tips and other useful information to guide you during your visit. Whether you're a returning member or visiting for the first time, you'll find these helpful. Flash photography and video recording are recommended throughout the Museum.
With a hand stamp that you will receive when you enter the Museum, you can come and go as often as you like on the day of your visit. We don't allow food, gum or drinks in the Museum. Drinkers are available on all floors. We have public space available on the first floor to store coats, backpacks and umbrellas.
Oversized luggage or backpacks are not allowed in the coat storage area. Baby strollers allowed in the Museum. Wheelchairs are available free of charge. When you arrive, let our Visitor Services staff know you'll need one.
There is a limited number of disabled parking spaces directly in front of the Museum. If those spaces are occupied, there are specially designated spots in the Doubleday Field parking lot. Service animals are welcome at the Museum. The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who may need to avoid stairs.
An elevator is available with access to all floors. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. To borrow a wheelchair, let our Visitor Services staff know you'll need it upon arrival. The Hall of Fame presents several audio exhibits, including Viva Baseball, Ideals and Injustitices, and One for the Books.
Many of our exhibits contain at least one audio component. The Fenimore Art Museum's art collection inspires and educates each visitor about the rich history of American art and how it has shaped American culture. The beauty of this collection is enhanced by the backdrop of stunning views of Lake Otsego. With changing exhibitions, you'll want to be inspired again and again.
Immerse yourself in the experience of life in a 19th century village. With multiple interactive educational programs and the impressive collection of historical objects and early agricultural tools and equipment, the Farmers Museum brings history to life in an unforgettable experience. Enjoy stunning views of Cooperstown New York & Otsego Lake as you play on this challenging course. The Leatherstocking golf course promises to be an unforgettable golf experience and will keep you back on the streets again and again.
Don't miss this internationally acclaimed summer opera and musical theatre festival with classic performances and modern performances in the beautiful lakeside setting of the Alice Busch Theatre in Glimmerglass. Alice Busch Glimmerglass Theatre This historic estate offers seasonal tours starting with its annual garden party in May. In the meantime, you can explore the grounds and enjoy the breathtaking view of Lake Otsego. New York State has something to offer everyone.
From mountains to museums, New York has it all. I Love NY can help you find your perfect adventure outside of the Cooperstown area. Hike the high peaks of the Adirondacks, rent a rustic cabin in the Catskills, sample the famous frozen wines of the Finger Lakes region, or head to Coney Island and ride the oldest wooden roller coaster in the United States. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
In 1953, the Hall of Fame Baseball Veterans Committee was established. Holds elections each year to select players, managers, referees and executives who are no longer eligible for BBWAA selection. No person was elected on any occasion; some observers are already beginning to doubt whether the new Veterans Committee will ever choose a player, or if Committee members, most of whom are members of the Hall, are reluctant to choose new candidates, hoping to increase the value of their own selection. Roberto Clemente, who died in a plane crash in 1972, is the newest member of the Hall of Fame for whom the minimum of 5 years was exempted.
In fact, most of the space is occupied by the largest collection of baseball memorabilia you'll find anywhere in the world. However, in light of rumors that teams offered retirements, money, or organizational jobs in exchange for cap designation (Dave Winfield was widely rumored to have made such an agreement in 2001 with the San Diego Padres), the Hall decided to change the policy. Former Hall employee Eric Enders wrote a scathing piece for a baseball research publication in which he wrote, Petroskey has worked diligently and, until now, quietly to align the Hall politically with the Republican party. On the rest of the second floor, there are thousands of items on display covering topics ranging from historic baseball players, Negro Leagues and segregation in baseball, women in baseball, and many more.
And, having been a lifelong fan of the game, I was excited to finally have the chance to visit this baseball mecca. Memories from all eras of the game and an extensive baseball library can also be found in the hall and museum. All Living Hall of Fame Members (Except Ty Cobb) Sit Down to Take a Picture on June 12, 1939 in Cooperstown - BL-4253-89 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library). These visitors see only a fraction of their 35,000 artifacts, 2.6 million library items (such as newspaper clippings and photos) and 130,000 baseball cards.
The weekend of the Hall of Fame game usually includes a home run derby (Joseph Hernandez of Pittsburgh won in 200), relevant museum programming (often with members of the two teams' Hall of Fame), a parade down Cooperstown main street and, finally, the game itself. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, honors chosen and immortalizes them with bronze plaques. In April 2003, a month after the start of the Iraq war, Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey caused a furor when he canceled an event aimed at commemorating the 15th anniversary of the well-known 1988 baseball film Bull Durham due to the anti-war stance of two of its stars, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, fearing that use the event as a platform for their political views. .