Plan Your Visit
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|
Visit Cooperstown's Other Treasures and Save
All 3 museums savings of $7.00 for adults and $2.50 for children
$42 Adult / $18.50 Juniors (7-12)
$33.00 / $18.50 or $15.00 Juniors (7-12)
• $15.00 for Juniors for Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Fenimore Art Museum
• $18.50 for Juniors for Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and The Farmers' Museum
You may purchase the ticket at the first museum you visit. The ticket is good for one visit to each museum within one year from the date on the ticket and you do not need to visit all the museums on the same day.
Minimum Group Size
*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.
Groups must make advance reservations
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 Memorial Day Weekend
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 26 through Sept. 1
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Giamatti Research Center Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The following Hall of Famer plaques will be temporarily removed from the Museum during the dates below for events outside of Cooperstown:
Mike Mussina plaque: Removed from display the afternoon of Aug. 30; returned to display by 12 p.m. Sept. 3
Lee Smith plaque: Removed from display the afternoon of Aug. 30; returned to display by 12 p.m. Sept. 3
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 $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.
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, NY)
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.
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day: Daily from 8:30 am to 9 pm
After Labor Day through Columbus Day: Weekends only from 9:30am to 7:15p
In July and August trolleys run 2 routes: Blue Lot to Downtown & Red and Yellow Lots to Downtown
Remainder of season one trolley serves all stops All trolleys stop at Doubleday Field & the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Riders can track the Cooperstown trolleys at cooperstowntrolley.com; In July and August, the trolley routes take approximately 15 minutes to complete barring traffic or other delays; at other times the combined trolley route run time increases to 25 minutes
Daily Individual Pass: $2.00; July 19-22: $5.00
Daily Family Pass: $5.00 (2 adults and up to 3 dependent children; not available July 19-22)
Season Individual Pass: $20
Season Family Pass: $35
Season Student Pass: $10 (under 18 years old)
Season Senior Citizen Pass: $15
Passes available from the trolley driver, cash only.
Season passes can additionally be purchased at the Village Office.
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
Come and go as frequently as you'd like during your visit. Just be sure to get your hand stamped at the ticket counters before exiting the Museum.
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.