Celebrating our Veterans

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 9:00am

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Hall of Famers’ service to their country year-round in the iconic Plaque Gallery. From Nov. 6 through Nov. 30, the Hall of Fame will partner with the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs to offer all military veterans free admission to the home of baseball in Cooperstown.

All Veterans will be admitted to the Museum free of charge Nov. 6-30 with proof of Veteran status that includes one of the following:

 U.S. Department of Defense Form 214
 United States Department of Veterans Affairs ID Card
 New York State Driver's License with Veteran distinguishing mark

The New York State Division of Veterans Affairs will have staff available at the Hall of Fame all day to inform Veterans and their families about the federal and state benefits that they have earned, and to help them file claims and appeals for those benefits.

The Hall of Fame will offer special Museum programs including:

10:30 a.m. – Plaques of the Gallery Tour
Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the history of the Hall of Fame gallery and the process by which each plaque is made and installed in this 20-minute guided tour.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Operation Gratitude
Honor the military personnel and veterans by taking some time out of your visit to write a letter to thank our soldiers and veterans. All letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

11:30 a.m. – Curator Spotlight: Moe Berg Exhibit
Visitors will have the opportunity to go on a special guided tour of the Museum’s newest exhibit, Moe Berg: Big League Spy, led by a Hall of Fame Curator. This tour provides visitors the unique opportunity to learn about the creation process behind the Hall of Fame exhibits.

1:30 p.m. – Guided Museum Tour: Baseball and the Military
Join us in honoring the Museum’s military members in a special guided tour that highlights artifacts and players who have served our country.

All programs are included with Museum admission.