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Celebrate America's Pastime at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Steps From The Cooper Inn

A must-visit for even the most casual fan, the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is arguably Cooperstown's most popular attraction. Located on Main Street, just two blocks from our hotel, the hall and museum have been a fixture in the region since 1939 and offer three floors of exhibits and displays chronicling the history and cultural impact of baseball through the decades. Along with exhibits, the building is home to a vast research center and library and the annual Hall of Fame Weekend, a summertime event that culminates in the induction of baseball's latest and greatest players, coaches, and personnel.



Summer: Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fall / Winter / Spring: Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Events & Activities 

  • Hall of Fame Weekend
  • Hall of Fame Classic
  • Extra Innings Overnights / Sleepovers
  • Birthday Parties
  • Museum / VIP / Custom Tours
  • Collection Care & Conservation Workshops

Facilities & Main Exhibits

  • Giamatti Research Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Picturing America's Pastime
  • Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream
  • Diamond Dreams: Women in Baseball
  • Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience


  • Who votes to elect players to the Baseball Hall of Fame?

    The election committee for the Hall of Fame is the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), a group of more than 700 Major League Baseball journalists and beat reporters that is entirely independent of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Hall of Fame voters must be members of the BBWAA for ten consecutive years to be eligible for participation in the election process. 
  • Are there any ticket packages available to the Baseball Hall of Fame?

    Visitors can save on admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, plus the two other major museums in Cooperstown, the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum, with the Triple Play Package, available at $42 for adults and $18.50 for children ages 7-12. Visitors can also book an exclusive Custom Tour Experience, which includes a behind-the-scenes archive tour, a personalized tour of your favorite teams and players, and a year-long membership; the Custom Tour Experience package can be booked through The Cooper Inn or by contacting the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 


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