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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  • This is a great place for everyone to visit, even if you aren't a big baseball fan. I especially enjoyed learning historical tidbits about the players, teams and the game itself. Well worth the price ...  more »
  • We went to the hall of fame in the off-season and there were no crowds at all! The staff were super-friendly and helpful. This is a great museum. Some of the lighting made it difficult to read the pla...  more »
  • If you like Baseball well this is the place for you! We started on the Second floor and were amazed by the amount of displays! Really liked the few photo ops which are included throughout the museum! ...  more »
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  • Nestled in the charming little town of Cooperstown, you'll find a national treasure. It's much more than a Hall with plaques, though that is a very special part of it. There are three stories of museum here recalling in fantastic detail the evolution and rise of baseball from the mid 1800s to the present. You'll find exhibits ranging from turn of the century uniforms to a collection of every World Series ring to pieces of old stadiums to baseballs from huge moments in the sport. There is a wealth of not only artifacts, but fascinating stories to go with them. I can't wait to go back.
  • Even when I stood outside the building I wasn't sure that I had made the right decision in coming. Was I a big enough baseball fan to enjoy myself? Had I made the long detour from Canada for nothing? But I had nothing to fear. The hall of fame is amazing. It's filled with engaging displays and the STORIES of baseball. I spent 3 hours. I could have spent 6. The staff were knowledgeable and interesting. (I could have talked to them for hours too. ) In the end it was a museum about life and about people; about a game that ties us together and sometimes separates us. Baseball, it turns out, has always been about people.
  • To me the baseball Hall of fame is like Disney world. In 1998 I came up there for the 1st time to see the Sosa and mcgwire jerseys for the home run Chase. This past week and I was able to share the experience with my soon to be wife and the history of baseball became that much more astonishing to the both of us. I am an avid cubs fan and to see all of the stuff that came from the 2016 World Series and to see the championship bring chills went up in down my spine. There is no greatest for to me in this world then baseball and although I never could achieve athleticism as my heroes have I always appreciate the history the knowledge any understanding of how baseball shaped the way the world is today
  • Amazing to see baseball history. The town is also quaint, old well kept homes with gardens and stonewalls or iron fencing. Definitely worth strolling through on warm summer's day and grabbing a bite to eat or picnicking at the water front park.
  • This a must see for a true baseball fan if you are close to the area! Self paced with a great deal of history of the early years of baseball! Videos showcasing some of the all time greatest plays is a fun interactive piece as well.
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