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Hyde Hall

PO Box 721, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Cooperstown
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A stone neoclassic English mansion that was built in the early 1800s.
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Cherry Valley, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Love history? Love antiques? Love design? Well then, off to Hyde Hall to witness history first hand. Plus you get to see what is going on as the building is being restored using techniques of the period. Wow, it is really a beauty.

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We just visited Hyde Hall at the north end of Lake Otsego outside of Cooperstown, NY. John was our tour guide. He is a native of England and grew up just 11 miles from the names sake house in Cheshire, England. If you are into US History, you must see this 50 room house that is being renovated bib by... More

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Bay Shore, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Hyde Hall is currently undergoing restoration and is unfinished. Some rooms are finished and look as they would have in the 19th Century. Much more needs to be done. There are no carpets on the floor and the original floorboards are worn and give each room a somewhat shabby appearance. The tour guide explained period reproductions are very expensive and... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've been wanting to visit Hyde Hall for about a year now and I finally found time to spend a few hours here before I move out of the area. The area surrounding the home is very scenic and it's quite easy to find the building (near Glimmerglass State Park, at the north end of Lake Otsego). The admission fee... More

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Scotia, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After a refreshing hike on a trail that starts and ends near Hyde Hall, we went into the gift shop and exhibit and were intrigued enough to take a tour of a home that housed five generations of the Clarke family on land inherited from George Clarke, a British Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New York. The house was... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were in Cooperstown for a weekend during October and went to Hyde Hall at night for their seasonal Ghost Tour, and it was fantastic. The tour starts by congregating in the waiting area where they had free snacks and drinks such as cookies, coffee, and hot cider before our tour guide met us to start. He led the tour... More

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Beaver Springs
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We saw this on the History or Discovery Channel and thought it would interesting. We were expecting the place to be restored to the original condition, but instead found some restoration done, but much more needing done. Tour guide was somewhat knowledgeable, but a few questions could not be answered by her. Some of the rooms were nice, but did... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We've visited the Hall 8 times since we've been visiting Cooperstown, it's only about 8 miles up the lake from Main St. Watching the restorer and his progress with the old woodwork is amazing. Guides know their stuff and don't make you wait for a large group...we typically stop on a weekday morning and most of the times we visit... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

While visiting Cooperstown , we learned about Hyde Hall and thought we would explore it while we were in the area. The tour offered great insight on the Clarke family not to mention the fascinating ghost stories. The tour guide we had was more than accommodating in answering questions as there is so much info. to take in. Looking forward... More

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Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place was the highlight of our trip to Cooperstown. There is an incredible view, but more importantly John the guide is very knowledgeable and engaging. We just loved it. I also thought it fascinating that John grew up near the original Hyde mansion in England. He told the ghost stories of the place but left it up to you... More

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