Veterans Day Celebration

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Hall of Famers’ service to their country year-round in the iconic Plaque Gallery. A total of 70 Hall of Famers – almost a quarter of all enshrined in Cooperstown – served in the Armed Forces during wartime. Join the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces.

Special programs will be held throughout the day on Nov. 11 and are included with Museum admission.

All Day –Veterans Day Self-Guided Tour

Join us in honoring the museum’s military members in a special self-guided tour that highlights artifacts and players that served our country. The tour will be available at the membership desk.

9:30 AM –Class of 2022 Medallion Installation

The Hall of Fame will continue its tradition of honoring electees whose big league careers were interrupted by their service to their country by installing branch-of-service medallions adjacent to the plaques of Class of 2022 members Gil Hodges and Buck O’Neil. During World War II, Hodges served in the Marines and O’Neil served in the Navy.

The Veterans Day program will also feature the Color Guard from Cooperstown VFW Post 7128, a special video message from Evan Wright, Commanding Officer of the USS Cooperstown, and remarks from Josh Rawitch and Joel Evans, Executive Deputy Director for New York State Division of Veterans’ Services.

11:00 AM– 3:00 PM - Operation Gratitude

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

During November, the Hall of Fame will offer all military Veterans free admission to the home of baseball in Cooperstown.

All Veterans will be admitted to the Museum free of charge in November with proof of Veteran status that includes one of the following:
 U.S. Department of Defense Form 214
 NOAA Form 56-16
 Public Health Service form 1867
 United States Department of Veterans Affairs ID Card
 New York State Driver's License with Veteran distinguishing mark

Following the month of November, the Hall of Fame will continue to provide 20-year career retired military and active duty military with free Museum admission every day the Hall of Fame is open, with all other Veterans also receiving discounted admission each day.

The Hall of Fame also says “thank you” to veterans year-round by providing active duty and retired career military free admission to the Museum, along with discounted admission for those who are members of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations.