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Address: 1 Mill Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: 607.547.5098
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: A stone neoclassic English mansion that was built in the early 1800s.

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Our Own Downton Abbey in the Making

I grew up in Cooperstown and remember Hyde Hall as a derelict estate at the northern end of the lake. It has changed so much. A lovely house with a long and storied history, it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Cooperstown and remember Hyde Hall as a derelict estate at the northern end of the lake. It has changed so much. A lovely house with a long and storied history, it is being restored to reflect the grandeur of its past. When I walked into the formal dining room at the end of the hour-long tour,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's worth taking the tour. We learned more then we thought we would. It must once been a beautiful old house. Thanks to those that saved it from being demolished by the state of NY.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I went to Hyde Hall for their special ghost walk tour that the are holding on many Tuesday evenings throughout the summer months. It was very well done, Paul our guide would lead through the house, where we then get to hear story of a particular spirit in that room. The difference was, the story was told to us by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I spent all the summers of my youth on Otsego Lake but this was my first visit to Hyde Hall. I had seen it from the lake but to walk through the home was incredible!! The tour was interesting and gave a glimpse into the lives of the past owners (some connected to James Fenimore Cooper). Also the tour was... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

One can read on line about this "great house." The location and construction (all limestone blocks) are impressive. Due to neglect and abuse over the centuries the house is in rough shape. A couple of rooms have been returned to something resembling their former glory and renovations of other areas are planned. Still, very much worth a visit. Other buildings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I wasnt sure what to expect, but this place is so neat. First off what a locatio , beautiful settings all around. The house is a work in progress, but to me thats part of the beauty. Seeing this great home come back to life a little at a time. It has over 50 rooms which is surprising in that... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fun tour of the grounds with a very informative guide!! What a beautiful piece of history in the Cooperstown area. The house itself is huge and worth exploring! The grounds were gorgeous and made for the perfect fall family excursion.

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went Oct 25th 2014 at 7:30pm for a candlelight tour. Interesting stories of the home its builder the ongoing renovations and the "things" that have occurred there. Not your typical bad things happened here place but odd feelings sightings and orbs in pictures including ours. Must see in Cooperstown area even if you prefer the daylight tours.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Although we did not get to meet John, or the cat, we still enjoyed our tour very much. Our guide told us many fascinating tidbits of information about the history of the house and the different generations of family that lived there. Would like to visit every so often just to check out the progress of the renovations. My only... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A nice tour, house is quite extensive. A work in progress, several nicely decorated rooms. Had been on the fence about stopping was glad I did. Did while partner was at Baseball Hall of Fame, about a 15 minute drive, worked out near perfectly.

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Additional Information about Hyde Hall

Address: 1 Mill Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: 607.547.5098
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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