Plan Your Visit
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For important information about visiting the Museum, please click here.
Nearly 300,000 people a year make the pilgrimage to Cooperstown to pay homage to the heroes of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, but in the process, many also discover an unspoiled repository of America's heritage, rich in history, art, architecture and natural beauty. Exploring the baseball museum and the other gems of Cooperstown, like the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum and the Glimmerglass Opera, it is possible to find the core of America itself.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open to the public 362 days a year, with extended hours from Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day.
Consider becoming a member and make the Cooperstown experience one you will enjoy again and again with free admission and many other benefits.
Please note: you are not confirmed until you have received a confirmation notice.
Minimum Group Size
*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.
Request a Reservation
School groups should contact our Education Department
The Museum is open 7 days a week.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Sept. 9 through Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Giamatti Research Center Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
By appointment only and closed on federal holidays.
The Rotunda of the Plaque Gallery, which houses the Hall of Fame plaques of the first five electees and electees from the Classes of 1999 to the present, will be closed from Feb. 7-11, with the exception of limited viewing of the first five electee plaques available from 4:30-5 p.m. on each of those days.
Parking in Cooperstown is limited, and paid parking is in effect Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day.
The Doubleday Field Parking Lot offers an all-day paid option for $14.
On street parking is limited to 2 hours in many locations and costs $2/hour in the downtown area.
Consider the trolley system as an alternative.
Information below refers to policies when Trolleys are in service
Park in one of our three free perimeter Trolley Lots and avoid driving in the congested downtown area of the Village.
Blue Lot: Off Route 28 just south of the Village of Cooperstown (traveling north from Oneonta, N.Y.)
Red Lot: Off Route 28 North (Glen Avenue) at Maple Street (traveling south on Route 28 from Route 20)
Yellow Lot: On Route 80 at upper parking lot of Fenimore Art Museum (traveling south on Route 80 from Route 20)
Accessible parking is available in the Blue Lot and the Red Lot, and Village trolleys are ADA compliant and can accommodate mechanized and standard wheelchairs
The Village of Cooperstown is happy to announce that trolley service will be returning during the summer of 2021.
The trolley will run:
Daily June 19 through Sept. 8
8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mask wearing is required for all persons over 2 years old, vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Hand sanitizer is available on the trolley and at the parking lots.
Social distancing is encouraged.
Trolleys will be deep cleaned and sanitized daily.
The trolley will leave the Blue Lot at the south entrance to Cooperstown on the half hour and hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. The trolley will arrive at the Yellow Lot at approximately quarter past and quarter to the hour beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Chestnut St. at Elm St. (East)*
Main St. in Railroad District*
Baseball Hall of Fame
Lake St. at Lakefront Park*
Lake St. at Otesaga Hotel (North)*
Fenimore Art Museum*
The Farmers’ Museum*
Lake St. at Otesaga Hotel (South)*
Chestnut St. at Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center*
Chestnut St. at Elm St. (West)*
Chestnut St. at Mohican Motel*
Chestnut St. at Grove St.*
On Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, an all-day pass will be $5 per person cash only payable on the trolley.
At all other times:
Daily Individual Pass: $2
Daily Family Pass: $5 (2 adults and up to 3 dependent children)
Season Individual Pass: $20
Season Family Pass: $35
Season Student Pass: $10 (under 18 years old)
Season Senior Citizen Pass: $15
Daily passes are available from the trolley driver, cash only. Daily passes may also be purchased with a credit or debit card at convenient kiosks located in the trolley parking lots or in front of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. A convenience fee will be added. Season passes can be purchased by cash or check at the Village Office at 22 Main Street, Cooperstown.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the trolley please contact Leatherstocking Trolley at (607) 227-9497.
To help make sure you get the most out of your Museum experience, we've compiled a list of tips and other helpful information to guide you during your visit. Whether you are a returning member or a first time visitor, you will find these helpful.
Photography and Video
Flash photography and video recording is encouraged throughout the Museum.
Feel free to text, tweet or access audio, video and more information on our website during your visit. For the best service, connect to our free Wi-Fi during your visit. Tag @baseballhall on Twitter and Instagram so we can see what you post. We may even share it.
Returning to the Museum
With a hand stamp you receive upon Museum entry, you can come and go as frequently as you'd like on the day of your visit.
Food and Drink
We do not allow food, chewing gum or drinks in the Museum. Drinking fountains are available on all floors.
We have public space available on the first floor for coat, backpack and umbrella storage. Luggage or oversized backpacks are not allowed to be stored in the coat storage area.
Strollers and Wheelchairs
Strollers are permitted in the Museum. Wheelchairs are available free of charge. When you arrive, let our Visitor Services staff know you will need one.
Lost and Found
If you have lost something in the Museum, ask Visitor Services to check the Museum's lost and found or call 607-547-7200.