Museum Honors Veterans Day by Offering Free Admission to Veterans during November

(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 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.

Seventy of the 342 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.

Also on Veterans Day and throughout the month of November, the Hall of Fame will offer a special self-guided Military Appreciation Tour, which highlights stories about Hall of Famers who put their lives on the line to serve our country during wartime. Museum guests on Veterans Day will also have the opportunity to honor the military personnel and veterans at the Membership Desk by writing letters to thank our soldiers and Veterans. All letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

Earlier this year, the United States Navy commissioned the USS Cooperstown, a Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) in the Surface Force based in Mayport, Fla. The USS Cooperstown's namesake honors the 70 Hall of Famers who served the United States during wartime. This heritage is reflected in the ship’s motto, “America’s Away Team.”