Explore the History of Baseball
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is the hallowed home of America's favorite pastime. Located in Cooperstown, NY, this independent, non-profit educational institution fosters a deeper appreciation of baseball and its place in history through interactive exhibits and special events. With a rich history and vibrant arts scene, Cooperstown activities bridge the area's sports heritage and diverse attractions.
More than 38,000 artifacts honoring the game's epic past are spread out over several exhibits on three floors. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's crowning jewel is the Plaque Gallery, where visitors will discover all 295 Hall of Fame members' bronze plaques honoring their achievement.
Discover the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Exhibits
- The 20th Century Baseball Time Line to discover more about women in baseball and the African-American league.
- Learn more about the game's formative years in the Taking the Field exhibit.
- Watch a digitally-enhanced multimedia presentation in the museum's Granstand Theater.
- Enjoy a whole host of sports activities at the Sandlot Kids' Clubhouse.
- Marvel at the 135,000 baseball cards in the museum's third-floor collection.
The Cooperstown Hall of Fame honors the players and managers, and the journalists who immortalized the sport and made it come alive through their newspaper stories, radio broadcasts and televised games. Dive into baseballs's past and discover the struggles and the defeats that made champions and crowned World Series winners.
Baseball's History is All Around Cooperstown
Experience the myth of Doubleday Field, the folklore of Cooperstown and the incredible Home of Baseball in Cooperstown, NY. Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame during holiday weekends and stay at Cooperstown hotels just steps away from this must-see Cooperstown attraction.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.