Plan Your Visit

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily begin the day before Memorial Day and run through the day before Labor Day. For important information about visiting the Museum, please click here. Nearly 300,000 people a year make the pilgrimage to Cooperstown to pay homage to the heroes of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, but in the process, many also discover an unspoiled repository of America's heritage, rich in history, art, architecture and natural beauty. Exploring the baseball museum and the other gems of Cooperstown, like the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum and the Glimmerglass Opera, it is possible to find the core of America itself. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open to the public 362 days a year, with extended hours from Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day. Consider becoming a member and make the Cooperstown experience one you will enjoy again and again with free admission and many other benefits.

How to Get Here

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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

Follow our driving directions




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


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Museum Members Free
Adults (13-64) $28.00
Seniors (65+) $22.00
Children (7-12) $17.00
Veterans $19.00
Active/ Career Retired Military Free
Children (6 and under) Free

Museums for All 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.

Group Tickets

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Minimum Group Size

Adults (13-64)

Seniors (65+) $19.50
Junior/Camp (7-12)* $15.25

*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.

Please fill out our Group Reservation form and a representative will be in touch to finalize your visit

Group Request Form Please note that your reservation is not finalized until you receive a confirmation notice. To qualify for group rates, advanced reservations must be made at least five business days before your visit. School groups should contact our Education Department


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The Museum is open 7 days a week. 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. Closed on federal holidays.

The Plaque Gallery will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and re-open at 9 a.m. the following day.

Lodging and Dining

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The Cooperstown area offers a wide variety of lodging and dining experiences. Find a quaint bed and breakfast, full service luxury resort, fine dining or some place to kick your feet up. You can stay and dine in lovely Cooperstown, in one of our quaint surrounding villages, at a lakeside or countryside inn, or in the vibrant urban environment found in the city of Oneonta. This is Cooperstown and the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce provide assistance in locating accommodations and dining experiences that are right for you.


Parking and Trolley

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Parking in Cooperstown is limited, and paid parking is in effect Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. Get the app to conveniently pay for parking at

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 system as an alternative.

Information below refers to policies when Trolleys are in service

Trolley Parking

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.

Trolley Schedule

The Village of Cooperstown is happy to announce that trolley service will be returning during the summer of 2023.

The trolley will run: May 26 - Sept. 3 and Sept. 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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 arrive at the Yellow Lot at approximately quarter past and quarter to the hour beginning at 8:45 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.*

Trolley Passes

NOTE: July 21-24, 2023, is Hall of Fame Weekend and an All-Day Pass will be available for $5 per person, payable by cash only, on the trolley. This pricing will also be in effect on Sept. 16, 2023. Please bring exact change.

During the remainder of the season: Daily Individual Pass: $2, children under 5 are free; Season Individual Pass: $20; Season Family Pass: $35; Season Student Pass: $10 (under 18 years old); Season Senior Citizen Pass: $15.

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. Season passes can be purchased by cash or check 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) 227-9497.

Guest Tips and Policies

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To help make sure you get the most out of your Museum experience, we've compiled a list of tips and other helpful information to guide you during your visit. Whether you are a returning member or a first time visitor, you will find these helpful.

Photography and Video

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.

Returning to the Museum

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.

Food and Drink

We do not allow food, chewing gum or drinks in the Museum. Drinking fountains are available on all floors.

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.

Strollers and Wheelchairs

Strollers are permitted in the Museum. Wheelchairs are available free of charge. 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.


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Handicap Parking

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.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the Museum.


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. 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.

Hearing Impaired

The Hall of Fame features several audio exhibits, including Viva Baseball, Ideals and Injustices and One for the Books. Many of our exhibits contain at least one audio component.

Regional Attractions

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Fenimore Art Museum

The art collection at the Fenimore Art Museum inspires and educates each visitor on the rich history of American Art and how it has shaped American culture. The beauty of this collection is enhanced by the backdrop of breathtaking views of Otsego Lake. With the changing exhibitions you will want to return to be inspired again and again. 5798 State Route 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 607-547-1400

Farmers' Museum

Immerse yourself in the experience of life in a 19th-century village. With multiple interactive educational programs and the impressive collection of historical objects and early agricultural tools and equipment, the Farmers' Museum bring history to life in an experience to remember. 5775 State Route 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 607-547-1450

Leatherstocking Golf Course

Take in the breathtaking views of Cooperstown New York & Otsego Lake while playing at this challenging course. Leatherstocking Golf Course promises to be a golfing experience to remember and will have you returning to the fairways time and time again. Leatherstocking Golf Course, Cooperstown, New York 13326 607-544-2547

Glimmerglass Festival

Don't miss this internationally-acclaimed summer opera and musical theater festival with classic performances and modern renditions in the beautiful lakeside setting of the Glimmerglass' Alice Busch Theater. 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 607-547-0700

Hyde Hall

This historic estate offers seasonal tours that are kicked off with their annual Garden Party in May. In the meantime, you can explore the grounds and take in the stunning view of Otsego Lake. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown, New York 13326 607-547-5098

New York State

New York State has something to offer everyone. From mountains to museums, New York has it all. I Love NY can help you find your perfect adventure outside of the Cooperstown area. Trek through the high peaks of the Adirondacks, rent a rustic cabin in the Catskills, taste the famous ice wines of the Finger Lakes Region, or head to Coney Island and ride the oldest wooden roller coaster in the United States.

Experience All Cooperstown Has to Offer

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