Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the country's most popular destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world. Standing as a three-story red brick building on Main Street, the Museum opened its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939. The Hall of Fame has stood as the definitive repository of the game's treasures and as a symbol of the most profound individual honor bestowed on an athlete. It is every fan's "Field of Dreams" with its stories, legends and magic to be passed on from generation to generation.
Exhibits are subject to closure, and all exhibits may not be open during the time of your visit. Any special closings will be posted here.
Nolan Ryan's plaque will be out of the Museum from April 13-19, returning April 20.
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Through the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program, baseball fans from around the country and around the world can help preserve, honor and connect the National Pastime for generations to come, while receiving great benefits including free admission year-round and a subscription to Memories and Dreams magazine.
Parking is extremely scarce on Main Street and the surrounding streets. In addition, parking is limited to two hours on Main Street and most other streets in the Village of Cooperstown and is STRICTLY ENFORCED.
During summer months, a limited amount of all-day and hourly parking is available, provided by the village of Cooperstown, for a fee in Doubleday Field Parking Lot. This centrally-located parking lot is accessible from Chestnut Street (south of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce) or from Main Street (next to the Key Bank Building). This lot is a paid lot daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. Parking in this lot costs $2.00 per hour with a maximum fee of $14.00 per day. Tickets can be purchased at either entrance as early as 7 a.m.. Tickets purchased before 9 a.m. are time stamped to begin at 9 a.m.
For an enjoyable and hassle-free visit to Cooperstown we recommend you take advantage of the free parking areas and ride the Trolley. The Trolleys will bring you to the Museums, Main Street shopping, and other points of interest. Trolley tickets cost $2.00 per person and can be used for unlimited rides on a given day.
• Blue Lot: just south of the Village on State Route 28
• Yellow Lot: just northwest of the Village on State Route 80
• Red Lot: accessed from Glen Avenue (Routes 28/80) near Maple Street
All three lots are serviced by the Village of Cooperstown Trolley System. Trolley tickets cost $2.00 per person and can be used for unlimited rides on a given day. Season trolley passes are also available for individuals and families.
For those walking, the Red lot is 6/10 mile and the Blue lot is approximately one mile from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. There are not continuous sidewalks from the Yellow lot to downtown Cooperstown.