Our nation's pastime has played an important role throughout countless generations, and Cooperstown is where it all began. The Boys of Summer are celebrated at this nostalgic monument that includes fascinating displays on your favorite teams and players, and historical artifacts that capture the magic of the game. Walking through the Hall of Fame Gallery is a breathtaking experience for baseball fans of all ages. A quick stroll down Main Street is Doubleday Field, a ballpark dedicated to the mythical founder of baseball dating back to 1920.
Daily 9am-5pm; summer hours (Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day) 9am-9pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day
Adults $23, Seniors (65 and older) $15, Children (7-12) and Veterans: $12
Triple Play Tickets featuring admission to The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum: - $40 Adult / $15.50 Juniors
Double Play Tickets featuring admission to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Fenimore Art Museum - $31.00 / $12.00 Juniors
Double Play Tickets featuring admission to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and The Farmers' Museum - $31.00 / $15.50 Juniors
First and foremost, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a place to honor the game. When it was dedicated on June 12, 1939 in Cooperstown, N.Y., the Hall of Fame officially became the home of baseball by serving as its cornerstone and housing the stories honoring the greats of baseball's past. Download a floor plan and overview with our Museum Guide.
Constructed in 1920 to honor Abner Doubleday, the mythical father of baseball, this ballpark is a historic gem that still hosts games today. In 1939 thanks to the WPA program, concrete and steel structures were built to modernize the stadium with a capacity of almost 10,000. It is the annual site of the Hall of Fame Classic game on Memorial Day weekend where legendary players and Hall of Fame members take the field for a legends game.
How long has it been in existence?
The Hall has been going strong since 1939 when a local businessman, Stephen C. Clark, decided to reinvigorate the Cooperstown tourist industry that was hurt during the Great Depression.
When is the Baseball Hall of Fame induction?
The Hall of Fame Weekend will take place during the weekend of July 28 - 31, 2017. The Class of 2017 will take their permanent place in Cooperstown on Sunday, July 30, 2017. More Info