MAKE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

Awed by priceless artifacts. Moved by stories and triumphs that inspired and united a nation. Find your way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, and you’ll make history of your own.

What’s on deck for your visit?

Be prepared to step back in time, savor the game’s greatest moments, and celebrate the legends who made it all happen.

You’ll find exhibits expertly curated and stories colorfully told by the game’s most dedicated and passionate historians. And you’ll leave more inspired than you ever imagined.

During your visit, you will see and experience:

  • Immersive exhibits and knowledgeable staff 
  • One-of-a-kind artifacts that bring the game's history to life
  • Photographs and archival footage of the game's greatest moments
  • The short film Generations of the Game, shown exclusively at the Museum

  • Rare baseball cards and art 

And of course, the iconic Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery, where the members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are honored.

FEATURED EXHIBITS

HALL OF FAME PLAQUE GALLERY

HALL OF FAME PLAQUE GALLERY

The Plaque Gallery is sacred ground for baseball fans, where the bronze plaques of the Hall of Famers line the oak walls and visitors speak in hushed, reverential tones. The dramatic arched entryway and marble columns let you know you are somewhere special.

The Grandstand Theater

GENERATIONS OF THE GAME: WELCOME FILM

This 16-minute film in our state-of-the-art Grandstand Theater sets the stage for your visit.  This film is shown exclusively at the Museum and features some of baseball's greatest players sharing their own stories. 

TAKE A FLY-THROUGH TOUR OF THE MUSEUM

HOURS

The Museum is open 7 days a week, 362 days per year (363 days during the 2024 leap year), with extended hours from Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

LABOR DAY THROUGH SATURDAY OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SUNDAY OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THROUGH THE DAY BEFORE LABOR DAY

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

GIAMATTI RESEARCH CENTER HOURS

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Research Center is closed on federal holidays.

EXHIBIT CLOSINGS:

The Plaque Gallery will close for a private event at 4 p.m. on May 3, 2024, and re-open at 9 a.m. on May 4.

The Museum's new The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball exhibit is under construction. It will open on May 25, 2024.

HOW TO GET HERE

BY PLANE
Flights are available to the following large airports. Each is approximately 90 miles away:

  • Albany International Airport in Albany, N.Y.
  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Greater Binghamton Airport in Binghamton, N.Y.

BY CAR
Your GPS will get you here; these recommended driving routes avoid back roads.

BY BUS
From all major cities, airports, and train stations in New York, Adirondack/Pine Hill Trailways can get you from where you are in New York State to Cooperstown.

TRAVEL PACKAGES
Check out details on Hall of Fame travel packages from the Museum’s travel partner, Sports Travel and Tours.

Tickets

SINGLE TICKETS PRICE
MUSEUM MEMBERS FREE
ADULTS (13-64) $30.00
SENIORS (65+) $24.00
CHILDREN (7-12) $21.00
VETERANS* $20.00
ACTIVE/ CAREER RETIRED MILITARY FREE
CHILDREN (6 AND UNDER) FREE

* Veterans tickets are free during the month of November in recognition of Veterans Day. 

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PLANNING A GROUP VISIT? 

Tour Operators, Community, Corporate and Camp Groups, please click the link below for more information. 

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PLANNING A SCHOOL VISIT?

School Groups should click the link below for more information.

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ELEVATE YOUR VISIT TO THE MUSEUM WITH A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS SHOWCASE

Looking for something to make your family's visit to the Museum extra special?

The Private Collections Showcase is your opportunity to see a select group of items from the Museum and Library collections up close and personal. This unique experience will provide memories that last a lifetime and the opportunity to capture some fantastic photos of you with items from our priceless collections that are sure to make your friends and family on social media jealous. 

Available year-round. 

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The Private Collections Showcase is $500 and includes museum admission. For an additional $150 we will add items from your favorite team to the experience. The experience is available Monday through Saturday, at 10 a.m., 12 p.m.  and 2 p.m.  You may book online (at least 72 hours in advance) or by calling 607.547.0271 today.  

GUIDED MUSEUM TOUR

Make the most of your visit with a guided tour through all three floors of the Hall of Fame and Museum. You will hear stories that go beyond the exhibits, while highlighting “can’t miss” artifacts that tell the richest stories from the game’s history: from the greatest legends to the forgotten tales of our National Pastime. 

Available Sept. through May. 

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The Guided Museum Tour is $250 for up to six people (museum admission tickets must be purchased separately) OR $350 with one Supporter level membership (which includes museum admission). Guided Tours are available Monday through Saturday, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. You may book online (at least 72 hours in advance) or by calling 607.547.0271 today.  

MAJOR EVENTS

East-West Classic logo over a image of Doubleday Field

HALL OF FAME WILL CELEBRATE BLACK BASEBALL WITH EAST-WEST CLASSIC GAME MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Don't miss the Hall of Fame East-West Classic: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues All-Star Game, presented by Boeing, on Saturday, May 25 at Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field

Crowd and Induction Stage at the 2015 Ceremony

HALL OF FAME WEEKEND 2024

Join us July 19 - 22, when the legends of the game return to Cooperstown to welcome the Hall of Fame Class of 2024. 

WATCH: THIS IS THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FAQ

PLANNING FOR PARKING

Parking in Cooperstown is limited, and paid parking is in effect Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day.

The Doubleday Field Parking Lot offers an all-day paid option for $15.

On street parking is limited to 2 hours in many locations and costs $2.50/hour in the downtown area.

Consider the Trolley Park and Ride as an alternative. Look for the “Park and Take the Trolley!” signs as you approach Cooperstown. Trolley Rates apply.

FOR THE 2024 SEASON TROLLEYS ARE IN SERVICE FROM FRIDAY, MAY 24 TO SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, FROM 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

TROLLEY PARKING

Enjoy a relaxing visit and catch the Village Trolley to one of the many exciting Cooperstown attractions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, The Farmers’ Museum, Doubleday Field, Fenimore Art Museum, and downtown Cooperstown shopping.Park in one of our three free perimeter Trolley Lots and avoid driving in the congested downtown area of the Village.

  • Blue Lot: Off Route 28 just south of the Village of Cooperstown (traveling north from Oneonta, N.Y.) 
  • Red Lot: Off Route 28 North (Glen Avenue) at Maple Street (traveling south on Route 28 from Route 20) 
  • Yellow Lot: On Route 80 at upper parking lot of Fenimore Art Museum (traveling south on Route 80 from Route 20)

Accessible parking is available in the Blue Lot and the Red Lot, and Village trolleys are ADA compliant and can accommodate mechanized and standard wheelchairs. If pssoble, please call in advance (607.376.7322) so that the Trolley Service can plan accordingly. 

TROLLEY STOPS

The trolley will leave the Blue Lot at the south entrance to Cooperstown on the half hour and hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. The trolley will depart the Yellow Lot at approximately 22 minutes after and 8 minutes before the hour beginning at 8:52 a.m.

  • Blue Lot 
  • Chestnut St. at Elm St. (East)* 
  • Red Lot 
  • Main St. in Railroad District*
  • Doubleday Field
  • Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Lake St. at Lakefront Park*
  • Lake St. at Otesaga Hotel (North)*
  • Fenimore Art Museum* 
  • Yellow Lot 
  • The Farmers’ Museum*
  • Lake St. at Otesaga Hotel (South)*
  • Chestnut St. at Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center*
  • Chestnut St. at Elm St. (West)*
  • Chestnut St. at Mohican Motel*
  • Chestnut St. at Grove St.*

* flag stop

TROLLEY PASSES

  • Daily Individual Pass $2.50
  • Children under 5 free.

Daily passes are available from the trolley driver, cash only.

Daily passes may also be purchased with a credit or debit card at convenient kiosks located in the trolley parking lots or in front of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. A convenience fee will be added.

PLEASE NOTE on Saturday, May 25 and Hall of Fame Weekend (July 19-22) an All-Day Pass will be available for $5 per person, payable by cash only, on the trolley. Please bring exact change. 

SEASON PASSES:

  • Season Adult Pass $20
  • Season Student Pass $10 (under 18 years old)
  • Season Senior Citizen Pass $15

Season passes can be purchased by cash, check, or credit card (a convenience fee applies) at the Village Office at 22 Main Street, Cooperstown.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the trolley please contact Leatherstocking Trolley at (607) 376-7322.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to participate in the Museums For All program. SNAP participants receive free admission (up to 4 adults). Museums for All aims to ensure that every family and child has access to a high-quality museum experience. Individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can secure complimentary tickets by presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT/SNAP) card and a valid ID at the time of their visit.

The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who may need to avoid stairs. An elevator is available with access to all floors.

ARE WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLE?

Wheelchairs are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. To borrow a wheelchair, let our Visitor Services staff know you will need one upon your arrival.

 

ARE SERVICE ANIMALS ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM? 

Service dogs are welcome in the Museum. All service dogs must remain on a leash or harness at all times. Pets and emotional support animals are not permitted in the Museum.

IS HANDICAP PARKING AVAILABLE? 

There is a limited number of handicap parking spaces directly in front of the Museum. If those spaces are occupied there are specially designated spots in the Doubleday Field parking lot.

HEARING IMPAIRED

The Museum features audio components in several exhibits. Some of the exhibits have closed captioning, we are currently working to update those that do not to include this feature.  

VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Braille Museum Guides are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. To borrow a Braille Museum Guide, let our Visitor Services staff know you will need one upon your arrival. Large Print Museum Guides are also available for free at the ticket booths.

IS WIFI AVAILABLE ON MAIN STREET AND IN THE MUSEUM? 

Free WiFi is available on Main Street via the Cooperstown Free WiFi network.  This service is powered by NYS Empire State Development and the Village of Cooperstown. 

Free WiFi is also available inside the Museum via the BHOF Visitor network. 

CAN I TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEO IN THE MUSEUM? 

Flash photography and video recording is encouraged throughout the Museum. Feel free to text, tweet or access audio, video and more information on our website during your visit. For the best service, connect to our free Wi-Fi during your visit. Tag @baseballhall on Twitter and Instagram so we can see what you post. We may even share it.

CAN I LEAVE THE MUSEUM AND RETURN IN THE SAME DAY? 

With a hand stamp you'll receive when you enter the Museum, you can come and go as frequently as you'd like on the day of your visit.

ARE FOOD AND DRINKS ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM? 

We do not allow food, chewing gum or drinks in the Museum. The only exception to this is water bottles that can be sealed. Drinking fountains are available on all floors.

DOES THE MUSEUM HAVE A COAT CHECK? 

We have public space available on the first floor for coat, backpack and umbrella storage. Luggage or oversized backpacks are not allowed to be stored in the coat storage area.

ARE STROLLERS, WHEELCHAIRS AND MOBILITY SCOOTERS ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM?

Strollers, wheelchairs and mobility scooters are permitted in the Museum. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. When you arrive, let our Visitor Services staff know you will need one.

LOST AND FOUND

If you have lost something in the Museum, ask Visitor Services to check the Museum's lost and found or call 607-547-7200.

Make Memories beyond our walls

Cooperstown means baseball. And golf. And sightseeing, shopping and dining. Hiking, biking and snowmobile trails. History and culture. And much, much more.

Baseball History, American History and You.

From the Civil War to Civil Rights and all points in between and beyond, the game of baseball supports and reflects many aspects of American life, from culture to economics and technological advances. It inspires movements, instills pride and even heals cities.

5 VALUABLE LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN AT THE HALL

Baseball can teach us a lot about life and American culture. With three floors of exhibits to explore, visitors can tap into lessons that extend beyond the diamond and even the textbook. At the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, every ball, bat and glove has a deeper meaning. Each artifact is expertly preserved and every exhibit is carefully crafted, waiting for the curious minds of diehard and casual fans to tell their tales. 

THE ULTIMATE BUDDIES' GUIDE TO COOPERSTOWN

Sports. Golf. Craft Beverages. Fishing. If these are a few of your favorite things, text your friends and slot Cooperstown in as your next road trip. It's true that Cooperstown, New York, is off the beaten path. But that’s what makes it a classic destination for a getaway with your buddies.

Baseball History, American History and You.

From the Civil War to Civil Rights and all points in between and beyond, the game of baseball supports and reflects many aspects of American life, from culture to economics and technological advances. It inspires movements, instills pride and even heals cities.

5 VALUABLE LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN AT THE HALL

Baseball can teach us a lot about life and American culture. With three floors of exhibits to explore, visitors can tap into lessons that extend beyond the diamond and even the textbook. At the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, every ball, bat and glove has a deeper meaning. Each artifact is expertly preserved and every exhibit is carefully crafted, waiting for the curious minds of diehard and casual fans to tell their tales. 

THE ULTIMATE BUDDIES' GUIDE TO COOPERSTOWN

Sports. Golf. Craft Beverages. Fishing. If these are a few of your favorite things, text your friends and slot Cooperstown in as your next road trip. It's true that Cooperstown, New York, is off the beaten path. But that’s what makes it a classic destination for a getaway with your buddies.