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Review of Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 3, 2012

An ongoing restoration located in Glimmerglass State Park worth the visit.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Its just a beautiful old mansion situated at Glimmerglass State Park north of Cooperstown. Make a half day of it and hike some trails, see the old covered bridge and more!

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Hyde Hall is a fantastic look into the past. I've lived within an hour's drive of this mansion for the past 25 years, yet I just learned about it a few years ago. It was built in the early 1800's and when the original owners gave it up, it fell into disrepair and was almost torn down before a group of citizens partnered with the state and started a fund to restore it. Though it is still under renovation, it is well worth the trip to see it. The outside is in great condition and the inside is slowly being restored. Even so, you can see the beauty of it. The tour guides are passionate about the history of the mansion and give a great tour. There is also a small visitor's center with photos and information about the past owners, the buildings, and the renovation process. A plus is that it is also located within a gorgeous state park near Cooperstown NY, so when you are done touring the mansion, you can spend the rest of your day enjoying the scenic beauty of the Glimmerglass state park. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area and also to people who live nearby who have not taken the time to see it.

1  Thank gentoo65
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

When we were in Cooperstown for grandson's Dreams Park experience, we were looking for other family things to see and do to besides baseball. By accident we found out about Hyde Hall and visited there. The lady who gave us the tour made a point of including the children in pointing out the interesting features and history of the Hall. The adults were just as interested. I have visited many historical mansions either restored or under restoration, and this one struck a note of familiarity I have found at no other. Well worth the time.

Thank Julyme
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We had an enthusiastic guide who explained the rather confusing and long history of this home. All I can say is FDR and TR were there, go find out why, if you are in the area and a history buff. Surrounded by a nice park where kids are swimming.

We biked there, a day trip, and stopped for the 1 hour tour of this home,
rode around the park a few minutes.

Have seen nicer mansions but this was from the early 19th century so impressive for it's day, and still under renovation. They left some rooms as-is so you can see how they deteriorated and inside wall at construction. The grounds are nice and have a view of the lake.

Food/bathroom across street in State Park facilities.

Thank BL_LI
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