National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown

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A center for the study of the history of American baseball, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is often called Cooperstown. The museum was founded by a hotel owner, Stephen Carlton Clark, who wanted to attract tourists to the city after the Great Depression. Today the attraction is a hub of education about American history in sports and culture. Take a look at our Cooperstown trip itinerary maker site to schedule your visit to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My son and I thoroughly enjoyed three days at the Baseball Hall of Fame. I'd recommend planning on a minimum of 2 days, and try to visit on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Sunday in the summertime off...  more »
  • Spent 2.5 hours going floor to floor watching film clips, looking at memorabilia and plaques. Full of bats, gloves, balls and uniforms. Well worth the time spent reminiscing.  more »
  • The Baseball Hall of Fame is a must see if you are anywhere near Cooperstown. I visited here 4 times in a month on two different trips to the area. The prestige and history sent chills down my spine. ...  more »
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  • This is such a great place. The Hall of Fame is only the location with the plaques, the rest of it is a museum. The diversity and depth of information available is amazing. If you are a baseball fan you will need at least 5 hours to go through the Museum. I have been here four times and every time it gets better, the staff improves and changes the displays and they do such a wonderful job. The museum covers not only the typical major leagues, it also covers the negro leagues and women's leagues and even the writers. It a fantastic place, you should visit again and again.
  • This was the most amazing experience with my boys!! Definitely worth going and checking out. We spent 4 hrs and could of spent more time here of we had the time to do it. The staff was incredibly friendly and they make it super fun and interactive so its great for all ages. The Museum is set up perfect and really tells the story of baseball history.
  • A fan for 60+ years this was a dream come true. Interesting and fact filled displays dating from the birth of the game till now. However, there is only so many bats, balls, gloves, jerseys and shoes one could look at until it became somewhat monotonous even given the historical importance of that particular piece of equipment. Still a memorable experience. Need more Dodgers stuff 😉
  • Happiest place on earth. The feeling you get when you walk the hall is special, one of a kind. The stories and history of baseball live here, and what could be better than that?? Cooperstown is a beautiful place, and will always have a home in my heart. Best weekend of summer is Hall of Fame weekend, get there!
  • The Hall is a great treasure and nicely organized. You could easily spend a couple days here . The artifacts and information paint a complete picture of baseball history, almost bordering on overwhelming even for a baseball enthusiast. No qualms here....absolutely loved the layout and detail. Recommend beginning with the theater presentation. It captured baseball’s nostalgia and cultural presence. Take time to explore Doubleday field ( hard to believe major league teams used to have an exhibition game there) and the shops along Main St.
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