The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opened on June 12, 1939 and welcomes thousands of visitors per year to Cooperstown, NY. For more than 75 years, the Museum has fulfilled its mission of preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum collections feature more than 40,000 three-dimensional artifacts, three million library documents and 250,000 original images. The Museum tells visitors the story of baseball through its three-story timeline, with the majestic Plaque Gallery serving as a centerpiece.
Baseball fans old and young unlike will enjoy this comprehensive look at America’s favorite pastime. Learn about baseball’s greatest stories, greatest heroes, and greatest moments all in one place in one day.
There is always something exciting at the Hall of Fame. Check out the calendar for induction ceremonies or special exhibits. Groups for business, leisure, school, or sports can request ahead for tickets and tours. Not only is Cooperstown synonymous with Baseball, but it is home to many fine shops and restaurants, as well as two other world class museums: The Farmers' Museum, a 19th Century living-history museum, and the Fenimore Art Museum, showcasing American art and an extensive collection of American Indian art and artifacts.