Hall of Fame Weekend
The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at Doubleday Field and will feature the posthumous presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence to Bill King and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing to ESPN’s Claire Smith. Gates at Doubleday Field open at 3 p.m. The Awards Presentation is free and open to the public.
The Awards Presentation will be immediately followed by the Parade of Legends, as Hall of Fame members ride down Main Street in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company at 6 p.m., concluding with a private reception at the Museum.
Play Ball with Ozzie Smith
Join a dream team that could only come together in Cooperstown, with Ozzie Smith and his Hall of Fame friends hosting a morning fundraiser for the Hall of Fame’s educational programs. For the 16th year, PLAY Ball returns as Players, Legends and You enjoy an interactive meet and greet experience, starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 28 during Hall of Fame Weekend 2017.
This two-hour event features non-stop interaction at each station with a living legend and includes personalized photos and special mementos of the occasion. This event is open to fans of all ages. Space is limited and the event will be open for registration this spring. Interested participants can learn more by calling the Development department at 607-547-0310.
Parade of Legends
Join the pageantry and excitement as the Hall of Famers ride in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company down Main Street on their way to a private reception at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Staging for the Parade takes place at Doubleday Field and fans are encouraged to attend the Awards Presentation prior to making their way to the Parade. The Parade starts on Main Street, at 6 p.m., on Saturday.
Legends of the Game Roundtable
The Hall of Fame’s newest members will participate in a Legends of the Game Roundtable event at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 on Doubleday Field. Tickets will go on sale to Museum Members on Monday, June 5.
Throughout the Weekend, the Hall of Fame will host a series of educational programs and fan-friendly experiences designed to connect generations of all ages in activities and events featuring baseball luminaries in the timeless and pastoral village of Cooperstown. Additional programming will be announced in 2017.
Claire Smith 1st Female Spink Award Winner
Bill King Named 2017 Ford C. Frick Award Winner
Members enjoy many privileges, including free admission to the Museum year-round and plus special opportunities throughout Hall of Fame Weekend.
Additional Hall of Fame Weekend Privileges (included with all membership levels)
• Free admission to the Museum
• A special members-only entrance to the Hall of Fame to avoid long lines
• Exclusive early access to the Museum on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
• Exclusive access to the Legends of the Game Roundtable program on Monday
VIP Options (Contributor, President’s Circle and Benefactor levels)
• VIP reserved seating for the Induction for President's Circle and Benefactor Members
• Opportunity for reserved seating at the Awards Presentation
• (2) limited edition press pins
Hall of Fame Weekend Travel Packages (includes a membership)
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Induction Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Current membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.
Travel relaxed and hassle-free, knowing all your arrangements have been made for you by our reliable travel specialists. Each travel package includes museum & event tickets, transportation, hotel accommodations, trip reception, tour host and trip documents. As always, Hall of Fame members receive a 5% discount on BASEBALL travel packages.
Witness baseball history in Cooperstown, NY as the Hall of Fame welcomes the 2017 Induction Class into its hallowed halls. Travel packages include weekend admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Museum Membership and memories to last a lifetime. Learn more
Minimum Group Size
*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.
Groups must make advance reservations
For more information on group visits, call (607) 547-0312.
School groups should contact our Education Department