National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame is a nonprofit committed to preserving the history of America's pastime and celebrating the legendary players, managers, umpires and executives who have made the game a fan favorite for more than a century. Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations.
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moravian99
Philadelphia, PA311 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
I cannot emphasize enough how long I’ve wanted to visit here. If you’re like that, you will not be disappointed. I spent a total of 3.5 hours here and could have stayed all day if I wanted. One of the primary reasons I left when I did (aside from being starving) is because my phone was dying from taking so many pictures!

At this point, they are doing timed ticketing for entrance (not sure if they are offering a non-timed ticket option at this point). Timed ticketing worked well - I was visiting on a weekday and chose one of the first timed options.

You are able to see a video upon entering (not sure how frequently the film plays), so definitely see it if you can. Aside from hearing from many HOFs, you get to relieve some of the greatest baseball moments and historical calls. Definitely set the tone for the visit.

The different exhibits and artifacts are too much to detail. It was overwhelming, in a positive way. I’m used to seeing maybe a historic sports artifact or two in an entire museum. This was every case having about 20 of the most historic artifacts you can imagine, then there being countless cases over multiple floors.

Trying to select my favorite part is impossible. But I would have to say their section highlighting stadiums (with a focus on older long gone stadiums) was one that touched me. Thinking of parks my grandfather watched a game at, or even the fact that the stadiums I saw my first games at no longer exist, helped me remember how long baseball has been an integral part of my life.

The suggested route is to enter and start on the second floor, progressing to the third floor, before you make your way back down to the first floor. The first floor is where you will find the plaques. You can certainly look for your favorite players, but don’t leave without seeing the plaques from the initial 1939 class.

The gift store is on the first floor. It’s huge and you can find anything from a hat to pieces you would only find at the museum. Items are reasonably priced. I was pleasantly surprised that they gave me a pretty nice tote bag for my items rather than a cheap plastic or paper bag.

Upon entry, they stamp your hand so you are able to come and go for the day.

There is an elevator if stairs are an issue. At this time, there were plenty of hand sanitizing stations throughout the museum.
Written April 27, 2022
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tx32f
Haslet, TX312 contributions
Aug 2021
This has been on my husband's bucket list for years and our experience there was excellent. The museum is small but informative and the Hall of the inductees itself is just what we had hoped it would be. Timed tickets ( which we bought online) were required when we were there but we were admitted early to a mostly empty museum. By the time we left it was getting more crowded and only about half of the attendees wore masks.
Written September 3, 2021
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Newton72
Oneonta, NY73 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Three elementary school friends and I, all in our late sixties, arranged a personal guided tour here. When you book the tour, they ask what team(s) you root for and then focus on that. Our guide Doug could not have been more gracious and knowledgeable. He took us around the entire museum, focusing on the Red Sox exhibits and telling us which displays you should come back to view. (Your ticket allows you to go in and out of the museum all day.) The tour finished with us being able to don white gloves and handle six artifacts, such as a bat used by Ted Williams and a ball signed by the 1967 team. The cost was $500, which we split 4 ways. We came back after lunch and spent another 90 minutes there. I highly recommend this tour. All the guides we encountered were pleasant and helpful. This is a relatively new service the HOF offers and it is not available during their peak season of summer. If you are only going to the Hall once in your life, DO THIS!
Written May 11, 2023
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CRABBERGAL
San Clemente, CA73 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Absolutely incredible experience. We booked our tickets online months ago and loved how easy it was to checkin and visit all of the exhibits. We were blown away the all of the memorabilia & relics they have, along with sections featuring Latino & Black baseball players. There’s something that appeals to everyone - even if you aren’t a huge fan of baseball. Definitely great for adults and kids alike. Pro tip - definitely go before 12noon if you can - it was insanely crowded after noon!
Written August 6, 2022
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Angela3950
Eureka, CA1,218 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Baseball is revered by Americans. We love the mythology of it. This baseball museum captures that magic in a way I didn’t expect. Yes, authentic memorabilia lines every inch of the place, historic moments captured in still photos, short video clips and written text. Humor runs through it and at the same time, addresses the darker moments of racism and dishonesty. Really worth visiting, in spite of the long drive to see it. You’ll learn much more than just baseball.
Written October 7, 2022
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married96
Fernandina Beach, FL628 contributions
May 2022
Hank Aaron, the fabulous pitchers of the '90s, Chipper Jones and last year's World Series win - all were featured in the 3 floors of exhibits. Every baseball lover can spend hours here and see most of it in 1 1/2 hours. Entrance fee includes a hand stamping that will allow you to leave and come back in the same day, so don't feel rushed. Take it all in!
Written May 23, 2022
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MargieMcA
Arvada, CO52 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
I think we were misled literally and so the experience wasn’t that great. Some guard told us to start on second floor, which is general packed items, mostly 50s and 60s…one of these reviews spoke of a guide. If you are offered a guide, do it. Guide or no guide, start with the movie on third floor. It puts things in perspective and tells you about the exhibits. Also, this place needs to be updated. The exhibits need to be refreshed. It seemed stuck in the 40s and 50s, which don’t matter to anyone under 50. The place needs life! It needs interactive displays, batting machines, something for kids. Hot dogs for sale. The stadium organ batting out tunes! It was a grave yard atmosphere and quite disappointing to those who have waited years to see it. I was being generous with 3 stars. You drive to the middle of nowhere to a nostalgic spot BUT baseball is not dead and we need to promote it.
Written November 2, 2022
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mshbnyehud
Dallas, TX1,157 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
If you love baseball, this is "Mecca". I haven't been in Cooperstown in 39 years and truly. don't remember much from that visit so long ago. The timing of my visit (shortly after Easter) was excellent. No big crowds to fight with, and taking tours offered by the HOF was easy and informative. I ended up spending over 5 hours taking full advantage of every exhibit.

A lot of video is now incorporated into the exhibits, as one would expect, and yet I feel like there's so much more to be told/shown here. In the end, I was very satisfied with my visit, the staff/volunteers were very warm and welcoming, and they have a strong program for engaging children.

There is no cafe inside, but with a hand stamp, you can easily come and go to nearby restaurants for lunch. Go early. Peak visit times (even in off season) are between 10 a.m. - Noon in my experience.
Written April 12, 2023
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premile
Riverdale, NY177 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
My family and I visited the National Baseball Hall of fame in November 2022. We had a wonderful time with our 7-year old son. The museum has three floors and is well curated with photos, audio, and other memorabilia. It was truly a learning experience that was filled with many nostalgic moments. The museum had areas to represent the contributions of women, African Americans, and Latin X. This museum can easily take 2-3 hours to soak it all in with appreciation. We highly recommend a visit!
Written November 12, 2022
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MPG47
New York City, NY127 contributions
Oct 2022
For our combined 75th birthday my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter took my wife and I to Cooperstown to the Baseball Hall of Fame. We had a special tour. Our guide was wonderful the tour supposed to be 2 hours turned into 2 and a half hours that went so quickly. I didn't look at my watch once. They asked for your favorite team and focused on that. The last part was getting to hold and get close to some Yankee memorabilia.
It was a wonderful experience I highly recommend it.
By the way the town is lovely and Otsego Lake, as well as the surrounding area, is really beautiful
Written October 26, 2022
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