Museum Honors Veterans Day by Offering Free Admission to Veterans Nov. 11-30
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Hall of Famers’ service to their country year-round in the iconic Plaque Gallery.
And from Veterans Day through Nov. 30, 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 Nov. 11-30 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
Veterans can reserve tickets online through the Museum’s timed ticketing program here. Walk-up tickets are also available at the Museum, with guests being given the first available timed ticketing slot.
Twenty-year career retired military and active duty military receive free Museum admission every day the Hall of Fame is open, and Veterans receive discounted admission on all days as well.
Sixty-eight of the 333 Hall of Famers interrupted their baseball careers for military service, and each is recognized with a medallion below their plaque in the Museum’s Plaque Gallery. Beginning on Veterans Day, a new self-guided tour highlighting the intersection of baseball and the military will be available to all Museum visitors.
The Hall of Fame will celebrate Veterans Day online with a Virtual Voices of the Game program featuring Vietnam veteran and former big leaguer Chuck Goggin at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Goggin will discuss his service in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War – which included his being awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star – as well as his baseball career, including earning his first major league hit as part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lineup the same day Roberto Clemente tallied his 3,000th hit. Click here for more information and to register for the event.