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.
|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.
Minimum Group Size
*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
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
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 Oct. 7 and Oct. 27
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 PassportParking.com.
The Doubleday Field Parking Lot offers an all-day paid option for $14.
On street parking is limited to 2 hours in many locations and costs $2/hour in the downtown area.
Consider the trolley system as an alternative.
Information below refers to policies when Trolleys are in service
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.
The Village of Cooperstown is happy to announce that trolley service will be returning during the summer of 2022.
The trolley will run:
May 28-Sept. 4
8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mask wearing is required for all persons over 2 years old, vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Trolleys will be deep cleaned and sanitized daily.
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.
Chestnut St. at Elm St. (East)*
Main St. in Railroad District*
Baseball Hall of Fame
Lake St. at Lakefront Park*
Lake St. at Otesaga Hotel (North)*
Fenimore Art Museum*
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.*
NOTE: July 22-24, 2022, is Hall of Fame Induction weekend and an All-Day Pass will be available for $5 per person, payable by cash only, on the trolley. Please bring exact change.
During the remainder of the season:
Daily Individual Pass: $2
Daily Family Pass: $5 (2 adults and up to 3 dependent children)
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.
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.
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.