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.
The 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|
The Private Collections Showcase is your opportunity to see a curated set of items exploring a wide range of eras and themes that show the depth and breadth of the Museum Archives and Collections. Our staff will share the story behind each of the items, making history come alive. This unique opportunity will provide memories that last a lifetime.
The Private Collections Showcase is $375 and includes museum admission for up to four people. You may book online (at least 72 hours in advance) or by calling 607.547.0347 today. We can accomodate up to six people for an additional fee.
This experience is available until Aug. 31*, Monday - Saturday, at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.
BOOK YOUR PRIVATE COLLECTIONS SHOWCASE NOW
|Children (6 and under)||Free|
*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.
BASEBALL CAMP GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLINE
RESERVE BASEBALL CAMP GROUP TICKETS NOW
TOUR OPERATORS AND OTHER CAMP GROUPS
Please submit a Group Reservation Request and a representative will be in touch to finalize arrangements your visit.
SUBMIT A GROUP RESERVATION REQUEST
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 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 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 for the day at 5 p.m. on June 9 and re-open at 9 a.m. on June 10; Rube Foster's Hall of Fame plaque will be off display June 12-13; Larry Doby's Hall of Fame plaque will be off display June 19-20.
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 $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
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 2023.
The trolley will run: May 26 - Sept. 3 and Sept. 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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.*
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.
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 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.