National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown: Hours, Address, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
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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ct-cruisers
Connecticut6,403 contributions
Dec 2021
This was our second time to visit the hall of fame. We were here 23 years ago.

We had a trip to upstate New York planned and decided to make a detour to visit the museum. We went on Thursday, December 9th and the experience was terrific in that there was only about 10 visitors in the whole building. We think there were more employees than visitors for sure. We were able to park 3 spots from the entrance and there was no charge to park.

We were able to take our time at each of the exhibits without having to worry about being in the way of other visitors.

We are Dodgers fans and the only negative part of the visit was that we were hoping to see an exhibit of the 2020 Dodgers championship, but we found out that they had just taken it away about two weeks previously in preparation of the 2021 Braves championship display. We did get to see a 2020 Dodgers championship ring on display.

The staff there was very friendly and informative.

I would heartily recommend visiting the museum in the off season as it is very relaxing going around the displays.

This is a great museum and is a terrific place for baseball fans.
Written December 11, 2021
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,388 contributions
Nov 2021
I took my husband here for his birthday, and we were both both incredibly impressed with the attention to detail at this museum. There are three floors stuffed with just about everything: they have everything from photos, old jerseys, shoes, and watches, and other memorabilia to videos, detailed descriptions, and sections on stadiums and equipment. They also have sections dedicated to individual players (like Babe Ruth) and to African-American and women players. We spent over two hours here and could have spent more time here. This museum doesn't have its own parking lot, unfortunately, so you need to either park in one of the two-hour spots on the side of the road, or park in a lot farther away.
Written November 7, 2021
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TURIDU
NJ10 contributions
Oct 2021
Wow. If you are a baseball fan go. it is a great display of baseball history. So much to see you will not be sorry.
Written November 1, 2021
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,160 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
A national treasure. The center of the universe for all true baseball fans. This was my second visit but my first with my son (21 years old) who is a big Atlanta Braves fan. To watch the museum through his eyes was wonderful.

The museum is so powerful with authentic baseball history.

Allow yourself four to five hours to really enjoy this vast collection or three hours to hurry through.

It’s almost impossible to describe just how brilliant this place is

They have a large gift shop - some prices are pretty high but there are some good deals

The one negative is parking - it’s terrible and not only is it terrible it’s as if the city is actively in opposition to people parking for a long time

We had to drive quite some time to find parking and it was a long walk - then I had to depart the museum and move the car and pay again snd then walk back - both the museum and the city can and must do better on parking

However, parking aside, the museum is so brilliant it’s worth this terrible parking situation

Also, there are several stores outside the museum - some are nice and some are “questionable” - shop with awareness and caution

Go enjoy
Written October 30, 2021
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Paula
Sugar Land, TX1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
A great museum for all. Baseball history with special sections for special players and teams and displays on stadiums, records, equipment, and more. The hall of fame area with the plaques is simple but impressive. Several stores up and down Main Street with baseball memorabilia.
Written October 26, 2021
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Adam M
Washington, United States15 contributions
Oct 2021
We had a great time at the HOF. We had to get tickets in advance, for a specific window of time. It wasn't crowded, and we could take our time looking at all the exhibits. I was impressed by the inclusion of lots of baseball images and items from all eras, not just from big records and big market teams and stars. Obviously,, there was plenty to see regarding Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb and the like, but they also had prominent photos or other items related to players not yet in the HOF or never to be in the HOF. Great to see fine photos of Lincecum and Ichiro, for example. One of the coolest things was to see some of the lockers that belonged to the likes of Mantle and Dimaggio.
Written October 26, 2021
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richardtx69
Katy, TX16 contributions
Oct 2021
What can I say about the Baseball HOF that hasn't been said? Loved the history. One thing that irked me...Get that Mike Fiers cap out of the Astros locker!
Written October 22, 2021
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Mike O
Marshall, Minnesota, United States149 contributions
Sep 2021
I am unable to find a way to review the town of Cooperstown with Tripadvisor, because the town is receiving my negative votes not the Hall of Fame; however, since the Hall of Fame is the main reason you visit Cooperstown, here I am as I feel the Hall of Fame has a lot of influence on decisions made for the town. My wife and I visited Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame in early September. We absolutely loved the Hall of Fame!! However, my wife is in a power wheelchair. Downtown Cooperstown is one of the most frustrating and disappointing tourist towns in the US that we've ever visited due to their lack of handicap accessibility. We passed countless shops and restaurants that were only accessible by steps. We even attempted to access the businesses from the alley, and they were still not handicap accessible. Yes, there are some that are handicap accessible, but a good majority of the restaurants and shops in downtown Cooperstown are not handicap accessible. If my wife and I visit a MLB ballpark, we appreciate handicap accessible seating, ramps, elevators, ushers...amazing baseball experiences! What is one of the first things a person associates with the United States that prides itself with diversity - baseball! Cooperstown should be the capital of the United States; sadly, Cooperstown primarily caters to folks who do not require wheelchairs to visit. Hall of Fame, please work with the town of Cooperstown to help everyone feel welcome.
Written October 21, 2021
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Steve K
6 contributions
Oct 2021
Always a pleasure to visit and revisit so much baseball history and memorabilia.

With COVID the entrance was timed but the staff still filtered everyone into the same start place causing more congestion than needed, but otherwise another fantastic visit.
Written October 19, 2021
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Amanda G
5 contributions
Oct 2021
We took our son for his 13th Birthday! We enjoyed the museum immensely. It was very crowded in some areas but the flow was good and kept people moving through.
Written October 19, 2021
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