National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown

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A center for the study of the history of American baseball, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is often called Cooperstown. The museum was founded by a hotel owner, Stephen Carlton Clark, who wanted to attract tourists to the city after the Great Depression. Today the attraction is a hub of education about American history in sports and culture. Take a look at our Cooperstown trip itinerary maker site to schedule your visit to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Baseball Hall of fame was everything I expected it to be and maybe a bit more. This has to be the gold standard for HOF's. I have been to Canton (football), Springfield (basketball) and St... 
    The Baseball Hall of fame was everything I expected it to be and maybe a bit more. This has to be the gold standard for HOF's. I have been to Canton (football), Springfield (basketball) and St...  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • I don't watch sports like I used to and even when I did, I watched football and basketball more than baseball. Moreover, I grew up outside the US and so didn't grow up with the baseball culture. But even as a relative novice, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The museum does a great job presenting the history, and showcasing all the significant players and events. I came away with a much better understanding of the game, being able to place names and people in the overall timeline and a fuller appreciation for all the accomplishments. Well worth the drive from NYC.
  • I am not a huge baseball but I do enjoy the game overall. The museum has some great displays covering all teams and the history of baseball. The town of Cooperstown is a cute quaint town that is worth spending some time in. Overall I was happy with my visit.

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