Connect: Safe at Home

For more than 150 years, baseball has been a source of solace during some of the world’s most trying times. And now, the National Pastime is with you to help once again.

For so many of us, now is a time to stay at home, to help protect our health and the health of those around us.

While the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s doors in Cooperstown may be closed to the public during this global emergency, there are still many ways for fans of all ages to learn the game’s history, explore its connection to global culture and experience the magic of the Museum from afar.

EDUCATION MATERIALS FOR HOME USE

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An assortment of free lesson plans that use baseball to teach math, science, social studies and the arts are available for students from grades 3-12. All our plans are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Language Arts. Additional video guidance and information can be found on the Hall of Fame's Education Department Facebook page.

Free printable Hall of Fame activities for kids (and kids of all ages) to complete at home!

Virtual Programming

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The Museum’s Education Department is offering free Virtual Field Trips, Curator Spotlights and Voices of the Game programs through live online events. Register to participate in these free virtual programs by visiting the Museum’s Events webpage. Archived versions of these programs can be viewed on the Hall of Fame's YouTube page.

STARTING NINE

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Take a virtual tour of nine iconic artifacts from your favorite MLB team via the Hall of Fame’s Starting Nine experience. Our curators have spent countless hours hand-picking special objects from every major league team to create a lineup of pieces you simply won’t believe we have.

THE MUSEUM

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While the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is currently closed to the public to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will reopen when it is safe to travel again.

The Museum exhibits draw from a collection of 40,000 lovingly preserved artifacts and more than 3 million library items to bring your stories to life.

You do not need to be a die-hard fan to appreciate and discover the cultural impact of baseball, a tale told over and over again in exhibit after exhibit. Families have enjoyed this exceptional collection since 1939, learning, reminiscing and making memories of their own along the way.

Baseball is more than a game. It’s America’s story. And for so many, it’s a part of their own story.

You can explore selected exhibits below:

Digital Collection

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has a vast array of digital collections and exhibits that you can visit even when the Museum is closed. Highlights include Oral Histories, Museum Objects, Negro Leagues, Women in Baseball and Hall of Famer collections.

Youtube Channel

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Hours of free entertainment awaits on our Youtube channel. Watch highlights of some of the game’s greats, listen to in-depth interviews with Hall of Famers and re-live the magic of Hall of Fame Weekends.

PLAN YOUR FUTURE VISIT

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While the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is currently closed to the public to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will reopen when it is safe to travel again.

Located on Main Street in the historic Village of Cooperstown, the Museum brings the history of our National Pastime to life.

Beyond the Museum, Cooperstown itself is an American treasure, reminding visitors of a simpler time with its character and charm. When you make the trip, you will be inspired during a journey filled with rolling hills, breathtaking views and sparkling lakes, then rewarded with authentic small-town America at its best when you arrive.

From the natural beauty of the trip to your first stroll down Main Street, Cooperstown, the pilgrimage is as memorable as the Museum.

The village has the feel of a Norman Rockwell small-town portrait, complete with classic storefronts, cozy cafes and, of course, the Hall that made it famous. Explore the historic downtown that harkens back to memories of a simpler time. Unique museums, world-class arts and a wide array of craft beverages all come together in this Upstate oasis of Americana and adventure.

So plan your future getaway, we look forward to welcoming you to Cooperstown when is safe to travel again!

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Take a walk down Main Street, USA. (Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism)

Special Experiences

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