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Address: 1 Mill Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: 607.547.5098
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Description: A stone neoclassic English mansion that was built in the early 1800s.

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Haunted tour was educational and a lot of fun!

Attended the latest tour with live actors portraying ghosts witnessed at the mansion. It was a lot of fun, and Larry, our tour guide, was excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
EvieLes
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Whitesboro, New York
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Whitesboro, New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Attended the latest tour with live actors portraying ghosts witnessed at the mansion. It was a lot of fun, and Larry, our tour guide, was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Along with Lyndhurst, Olana and the Darwin Martin House, this is probably one of the most architecturally significant houses in New York State, although not particularly well known. Tours are rarely full and the guides are knowledgeable and show you things you don't usually get to see in more popular historic homes. Please recognize that the house was in terrible... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wonderful example of a European style grand house perched above Otsego Lake. Terrific restoration underway and a really nice tour from a friendly knowledgable guide for only $12.

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The tour of the building, being renovated, gives you a glimpse of what life might have like among the country rich of the Gilded age. It's a mansion of 50 rooms & you can definitely sense what life might have been like. Great views. And a glimpse into history.

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Greenburgh, New York
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Interesting tour of an old 50 room English country manor in the process of restoration, The tour was conducted by a docent who made the history of the era come alive. When built, its formal dining room and central hall were the largest rooms in America.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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8 attraction reviews
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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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12 attraction reviews
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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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