Hyde Hall
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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 a walk into the past with fabulous views of Otsego Lake and the surrounding countryside. Hourly guided tours are available May through October, with tours departing from the Visitors' Center, beginning at 10 am through to 3 pm. ADMISSION PRICES: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors (62+), Military and Youth (ages 6 – 17); Children (5 & under) free.
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susanwinetasting
Putnam, CT669 contributions
Jul 2020
I love touring historic homes and this one is among the tops of my favorites list. Our 50 minute tour lasted considerably longer. We and the other couple on the tour were very interested and asked many questions. Our guide took time to answer and tailored the tour to best suit us. Some of the rooms are completely furnished while others are still very much in the restoration phase. You will be able to see what has been done and is being done to bring this glorious home back to it's former state. At this time reservations are required to tour but it is well worth a phone call. We were arriving in the area earlier than expected and were able to change our time easily. There is parking near the entry with restrooms, a small gift shop and museum. There is also access via hiking trails from the park. As I am mobility impaired I was offered a ride to the mansion from the parking lot in a golf cart. It was much appreciated. The price to enter is reasonable. You'll be glad visited.
Written September 10, 2020
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731cw
Pine Bush, NY31 contributions
Jun 2021
Our tour was perfect, just the 2 of us ~ felt like we booked a private tour. David our guide was extremely knowledgeable on the Clarke Family, the Mansion, grounds & area history. The Mansion & Lake Views were absolutely Beautiful & Amazing! Larry in the gift shop helped me find wonderful new treasures. The whole experience was worth the visit. They also offer haunted excursions and other private events, check them out on line and do take the time to visit. So easy to get to, hike up the hill from Glimmerglass State Park right to the Mansion or take Mills Road into the parking lot. When done hit the beach to relax & enjoy! Other places we loved in Cooperstown The Otesaga Hawkeye Grill, check out the lake view from the opposite end while dining on the patio. Stagecoach Coffee for a bite & of course delicious coffee! And don't forget the famous Ommegang Brewery, they have live music on selected nights. All are worth the visit ~ Enjoy!
Written June 18, 2021
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Carrie W
Rome, NY76 contributions
Oct 2020
What a wonderful discovery! On our past trips to Cooperstown, we didn't know about Hyde Hall. Because of COVID, we were the only people in our tour which made it extra special -- a private tour! The last day too (October 31) The guide was extremely personable, knowledgeable and shared his knowledge without it being a monologue or "preachy." Hyde Hall is not yet fully restored, and to us, that made it seem more "real." It's not picture-perfect. It was interesting to learn about the Clarke family and to see their home; the location is very beautiful. Also, we met George, the beautiful cat. The little gift shop was interesting to look through, and I was ecstatic to find a big pile of Country Life magazines for sale. A great way to spend an afternoon. We hope that the renovation to this beautiful home continues in the years to come. Be sure to dress warmly if you go in the fall because the house was a bit chilly.
Written November 6, 2020
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tabhauser
Glen Cove, NY786 contributions
Oct 2020
Hyde Hall is a national historic landmarked mansion completed in 1834 located nine miles north of Cooperstown.

This is a stone Palladian-style structure with 50 rooms having 60% of its original furniture. It is said to be the largest home built in the United States between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Before leaving the park, take a walk across America’s oldest documented covered bridge.
Written December 3, 2020
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ISyzigi
New York City, NY134 contributions
Aug 2021
This spectacular historic mansion with its sweeping views over Otsego Lake needs and deserves better. As it is, it makes a fascinating afternoon's touring with its most knowledgeable docents, and a perfect setting for an idyllic picnic. That said, the house is musty smelling, no lights were illuminated during the multi-room tour, the gardens have not been reconstructed, and the overall pace of restoration leaves much to be desired. NY State ought to step up to fund research and skilled artisans to make this the stellar attraction it could be.
Written August 7, 2021
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Cecile W
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Highly recommend touring Hyde Hall when you visit Cooperstown. It has a rich history from the early 1800s through the present day. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable on Hyde Hall history and took time to answer our questions.
Written October 3, 2020
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Jim L
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a positively wonderful visit to Hyde Hall. The story told by the very knowledgeable guide of the mansion being built and lived in was fascinating. The grounds are beautiful, and we had lunch at a picnic table overlooking the lake following our tour. This is a hidden gem and should not be overlooked when visiting Cooperstown, as it was a real highlight of our visit there. So wonderful that this mansion is being restored and maintained for the public to see.
Written September 9, 2021
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Anne F
2 contributions
Aug 2020
What an amazing place!!! The house is beyond incredible. So much of the Clarke family's furniture and paintings are in the home. A lot of restoration has been done and it is wonderful. The main parlor and the main dining rooms are jaw dropping! The views from the oldest part of the house is wonderful. This is a must see place! Our tour guide was fabulous!!
Written August 2, 2020
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EMA595
Willow Street, PA26 contributions
Sep 2020
Like many house museums, Hyde Hall is a work in progress. I visited several years ago and was very impressed to the improvements. David obviously loves the house and eagerly shares his knowledge. If you haven’t visited, it is worth the trip. If you haven’t been there in awhile , it is worth a return visit.
Written September 12, 2020
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Gjersee
Seattle38 contributions
Oct 2022
I am still in awe from our experience today at Hyde Hall. The tour we received was engaging, so interesting and informative, and enjoyable beyond expectation. I highly recommend visiting this piece of American history.
Written October 24, 2022
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Hyde Hall is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM