Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the country's most popular destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world. Standing as a three-story red brick building on Main Street, the Museum opened its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939. A visit to the Hall of Fame is a journey through the past and a chance for you, your family, your friends and future generations to relive baseball's greatest players and moments that made the game what it is today.

Exhibits are subject to closure, and all exhibits may not be open during the time of your visit. Any special closings will be posted here.

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The Museum is open 7 days a week.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Summer Hours: May 27 through Sept. 2

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Regular Hours: Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Giamatti Research Center Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Plaque Gallery will open for the day at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 26

The Plaque Gallery will close at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, May 15


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Museum Members Free
Adults (13-64) $23.00
Seniors (65+) $15.00
Children (7-12) $12.00
Veterans $12.00
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

Triple Play

$40 Adult / $15.50 Juniors (7-12)

• Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum

Double Play

$31.00 / $12.00 Juniors (7-12)

• Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Fenimore Art Museum or
• 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.

Exhibit Renovation

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The Grandstand Theater remains closed at this time. Please be assured that the visitor experience will not be interrupted by this closure.

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Through the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program, baseball fans from around the country and around the world can help preserve, honor and connect the National Pastime for generations to come, while receiving great benefits including free admission year-round and a subscription to Memories and Dreams magazine.

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Group Visits

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Minimum Group Size

Adults (19-64)

Seniors (65+) $13.50
Youth (13-18)* $11.00
Junior (7-12)* $10.25

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

Groups must make advance reservations

Group Reservation Form
Youth Group Reservation Form

For more information on group visits, call (607) 547-0312.

School groups should contact our Education Department

Parking and Trolley

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Parking is extremely scarce on Main Street and the surrounding streets. In addition, parking is limited to two hours on Main Street and most other streets in the Village of Cooperstown and is STRICTLY ENFORCED.

During summer months, a limited amount of all-day and hourly parking is available, provided by the village of Cooperstown, for a fee in Doubleday Field Parking Lot. This centrally-located parking lot is accessible from Chestnut Street (south of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce) or from Main Street (next to the Key Bank Building). This lot is a paid lot daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. Parking in this lot costs $2.00 per hour with a maximum fee of $14.00 per day. Tickets can be purchased at either entrance as early as 7 a.m.. Tickets purchased before 9 a.m. are time stamped to begin at 9 a.m.


For an enjoyable and hassle-free visit to Cooperstown we recommend you take advantage of the free parking areas and ride the Trolley. The Trolleys will bring you to the Museums, Main Street shopping, and other points of interest. Trolley tickets cost $2.00 per person and can be used for unlimited rides on a given day.

• Blue Lot: just south of the Village on State Route 28
• Yellow Lot: just northwest of the Village on State Route 80
• Red Lot: accessed from Glen Avenue (Routes 28/80) near Maple Street

All three lots are serviced by the Village of Cooperstown Trolley System. Trolley tickets cost $2.00 per person and can be used for unlimited rides on a given day. Season trolley passes are also available for individuals and families.

For those walking, the Red lot is 6/10 mile and the Blue lot is approximately one mile from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. There are not continuous sidewalks from the Yellow lot to downtown Cooperstown.

For Families

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For families, we help generations share their baseball memories and show that history can be fun. Museum visitors can participate in our fun public programs, families can complete a Discovery Tour together, while Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have special tours designed for them to complete.

Helpful Information

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Special Experiences

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