Experience History at the Museum During Hall of Fame Weekend 2023

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball’s grandest legends and heroes are set to be inducted as the Class of 2023 this weekend. But even as the game of today focuses on Cooperstown, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum salutes the National Pastime’s glorious past with stories and artifacts from the game’s greatest moments.

Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 23, adding their names to the list of icons featured in bronze in the Plaque Gallery. The Museum includes more than 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibits, featuring the Today’s Game exhibit with the Museum’s latest acquisitions.

From the oak-lined walls of the Plaque Gallery to the Diamond Dreams exhibit that tells the exciting story of the women in baseball, the Museum captures the history of baseball and preserves the timeless story of our national game.

The highlight of the July 21-24 Induction Weekend in Cooperstown is the Induction Ceremony, which takes place at 1:30 p.m. on July 23 on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, one mile south of the Hall of Fame on Susquehanna Avenue. Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free.

The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day, with special hours during Saturday and Sunday of Hall of Fame Weekend:

Saturday, July 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Plaque Gallery closes at 4:30 p.m.)

Sunday, July 23: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

As always, Hall of Fame Members receive free admission. Participants in the Museum’s Membership Program will have access to the Museum beginning at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday of Hall of Fame Weekend. For more information about becoming a Member, please visit baseballhall.org/join.

After the plaques of the members of the Class of 2023 are installed during Hall of Fame Weekend, they will be temporarily removed during the following weeks to travel to events celebrating the newest Hall of Famers. Fans planning visits to Cooperstown during these times should be advised that the actual bronze plaques will be removed from display during the times listed below. A photographic image of each plaque will be featured in the space, featuring a full replication of the plaque, while the actual plaques are traveling.

The schedule for plaques traveling in the coming weeks includes:

Fred McGriff plaque:

Removed from display: Sunday, July 30 in the afternoon

Special events: At Truist Park in Atlanta, Aug. 1

Returning to display: Wednesday, Aug. 2 by 3 p.m.

Scott Rolen plaque:

Removed from display: Friday, Aug. 18 in the afternoon

Special event: At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Aug. 19

Returning to display: Monday, Aug. 21 by 12 noon

The schedule is subject to change, with additional plaque travels possible this summer.