Travel Details

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.

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.

Parking and trolley

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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.

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, 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.

Trolley Schedule:

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; 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

Trolley Passes:

Daily Individual Pass: $2.00
Daily Family Pass: $5.00 (2 adults and up to 3 dependent children; not available July 27-30)
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, the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce or on the trolleys.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the trolley please contact Sarah Congdon at (607) 432-4705, Option #2.

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. Cooperstown Getaway, This is Cooperstown and the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce provide assistance in locating accommodations and dining experiences that are right for you.


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

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

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

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

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

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.


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Plan Your Visit

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