Our National Pastime has connected Americans through countless generations, and Cooperstown is where fans relive baseball's greatest players and moments. The all-time greats are celebrated at this monument to our National Pastime that includes exhibits and historic artifacts which capture the memories of the game. Walking through the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery is a breathtaking experience for fans of all ages. And a quick stroll down Main Street from the Museum is Doubleday Field, the historic park that has been hosting games since the first Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in 1939.
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
VISIT COOPERSTOWN'S OTHER TREASURES AND SAVE All 3 museums savings of $7.00 for adults and $2.50 for children
Triple Play: $40 Adult / $15.50 Juniors (7-12) • Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum
Double Play: $31.00 / $12.00 Juniors (7-12) • Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Fenimore Art Museum or • Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and The Farmers' Museum
You may purchase the ticket at the first museum you visit. The ticket is good for one visit to each museum within one year from the date on the ticket and you do not need to visit all the museums on the same day.
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