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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  • Hank Aaron, the fabulous pitchers of the '90s, Chipper Jones and last year's World Series win - all were featured in the 3 floors of exhibits. Every baseball lover can spend hours here and see most.....  more
    Hank Aaron, the fabulous pitchers of the '90s, Chipper Jones and last year's World Series win - all were featured in the 3 floors of exhibits. Every baseball lover can spend hours here and see most.....  more »
  • I'd last visited the HoF about 20 years ago. It was under renovation and it seemed like the whole place was nothing but plinths with baseball objects atop them – which got old in a hurry. Now there's....  more
    I'd last visited the HoF about 20 years ago. It was under renovation and it seemed like the whole place was nothing but plinths with baseball objects atop them – which got old in a hurry. Now there's....  more »
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  • A beautiful museum packed with baseball history. It’s clean and well kept. The docents were very nice and helpful. I recommend taking a break halfway through to get lunch/coffee and going back in because there is a lot to see. I was surprised by the ticket cost, it’s pretty pricey, $28 per adult.
  • Really nice experience. As a side note, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is located in Cooperstown, NY. Cooperstown is definitely a tourist town with the Hall of Fame being the primary destination. During the off-season (guessing October through March), the town is pretty much deserted save for the locals and aside from the Hall of Fame, there is little else to do. Half of the restaurants/businesses were closed (not sure if seasonal or for good) and good luck getting any food after 10pm. The place is so desolate that I'm pretty certain that on a Wednesday afternoon at 330pm, we were the only ones in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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