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Address: 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: 16075475098
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hyde Hall is a 50-room Regency-style neoclassic stone English manor house...

Hyde Hall is a 50-room Regency-style neoclassic stone English manor house that was built between 1817 and 1835. Now a museum, Hyde Hall offers fabulous views of Otsego Lake and the surrounding countryside. Hourly guided tours are available May through October, with tours departing from Tin Top, the Visitors' Center, beginning at 10 am through to 4 pm.

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Hyde Hall Cooperstown, NY

Nice tour of an old structure and history lesson of forgone days. Beautiful furniture and appointments. Near N.Y. State Campgrounds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
frankchevy
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Glenmont, New York
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Glenmont, New York
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice tour of an old structure and history lesson of forgone days. Beautiful furniture and appointments. Near N.Y. State Campgrounds.

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Utica, New York
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This ghost tour was a little different than most. The person who gave the tour was not only able to tell the stories but also give the history and his opinion on the accuracy. He also spoke of personal experiences he had and other people at the experiences of his co workers. The tour seemed like it lasted 5 minutes... More 

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Milford, New Jersey
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We took the one hour tour when we arrived and really liked it. A little hard to find, but once we did it was worth it. The views of the lake are amazing.

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Boston,MA
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Loved this hour tour of this beautiful country manor. Our guide was so informative and friendly. It's location with the lake view is spectacular. I encourage anyone with a love of history to visit Hyde Hall.

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Thank EIKOOC
New York City, New York
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258 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a unique opportunity to see a magnificent mansion and its grounds during a major transition. The foundation is in the midst of restoring this grand house. Enough has been accomplished to give a real feel of the future, but enough of the "ruins" are available to appreciate just how much work has been done - and needs to... More 

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Thank Dan W
Schenectady, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We have toured many historic homes and this one is a favorite. We were the only people on the tour at that hour so we were able to ask as many questions as we wanted. The ceiling in the drawing room was one of the most beautiful I have seen. The guide was very informative and the home has many... More 

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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This was another attraction that has potential but again no effort in presentation or encouraging visitors. Tours were on the hour only with no option of a self guided tour. The visitors center consisted of an unfriendly host, $25 souvenir books, and keurig cups that you could buy and then walk to another location to make your coffee. The mansion... More 

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Jonathan M, Manager at Hyde Hall, responded to this review

We are sorry you chose not to take a tour to see the important furniture and lighting collections, artwork, and grand interior rooms that make visiting Hyde Hall an unforgettable experience. We have many titles in our bookstore that sell for less than $25 as well as free brochures. The absence of foundation plantings around Hyde Hall is correct for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

What a surprise. An English manor estate in the middle of Glimmerglass State Park, just miles from the baseball excitement of Cooperstown! This quiet attraction is like visiting a junior version of Downton Abbey in its original state. The grounds overlooking the lake are magnificent, but the tour of the inside is fascinating.

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Middleburgh, New York
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Unpretentious from the outside, Hyde Hall hides a beautiful interior and history. I'd love to go on a host tour there. Very interesting.

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It was a cloudy so so day in Cooperstown. SO lake activities were out! what to do? How about a tour of Hyde Hall! We had been on the ghost tour 2 years ago (which I absolutely recommend!) The regular tour of Hyde Hall takes you into most of the rooms! No velvet ropes here! Lots of stairs to climb.... More 

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