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Discover World Class Art and Culture in Cooperstown

Enjoy a night at the opera, a day at the museum, or a step back in time to a bygone era.

We won't deny it – we're a baseball town first and foremost. But after a day on the diamond or enjoying a riveting nine innings, we're ready to revel in good tunes, enjoy a timeless piece of art, or get a peek into the past at Cooperstown's wonderful array of museums, festivals, and events.

For art and culture lovers visiting Cooperstown, the opportunities for enjoying music, art, live performance, and history are wide and varied. Get a glimpse into what life was like in rural America during the 1800s at The Farmers' Museum. Enjoy rotating exhibitions celebrating an eclectic array of American art at the Fenimore Art Museum. Attend one of the most unique opera experiences in America at the world-renowned Glimmerglass Festival.

Beyond, you'll discover ongoing series of live concerts, educational events that provide a glimpse into the artistic process, and other creative experiences that prove Cooperstown is much more than baseball.

Take a look at our art and cultural offerings for your next getaway to Cooperstown.

Art + Culture Favorites: Things to Do

Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum
From its incredible collection of American Indian art to unique curations of American folk art, the Fenimore is a hidden gem amid the rolling hillsides of Cooperstown’s Central New York location. Open each April through December, the Fenimore also plays host to a number of special events and partners with other area museums, including its sister museum The Farmers’ Museum as well as the Glimmerglass Festival, to curate unique rotating exhibitions. Don’t miss this year’s lineup of standout exhibitions at the Fenimore’s incredible location along the shorelines of Otsego Lake.
Location: Cooperstown
The Glimmerglass Festival
The Glimmerglass Festival
The Glimmerglass Festival is a summer-long celebration of all things opera and musical theater. This season, the festival will present four productions: La Bohéme, Sweeney Todd, The Thieving Magpie and The Crucible. Enjoy one of the most unique nights at the theater you’ll ever come across, including pre-show picnics on the lawn and the open-air architecture of the festival’s Alice Busch Opera Theatre.
Location: Cooperstown
The Farmers' Museum
The Farmers' Museum
Providing the ultimate perspective on “the way things used to be,” a visit to The Farmers’ Museum brings history to life – literally. For American culture and history aficionados, this is a must-experience attraction in Cooperstown. The museum is dedicated to providing its visitors with a look back into rural life of the 19th century through its authentic historic village, farmstead, and array of other on-site features like the Empire State Carousel, Cardiff Giant, and Main Barn. Visit and step back in time!
Location: Cooperstown
Hyde Hall
Hyde Hall
Whether you visit Hyde Hall for its beautiful architecture or supernatural atmosphere, a tour of the hall’s magnificent property will be sure to place you under its spell. Enjoy a tour of the grounds and mansion at Hyde Hall, offered May through October, and get a behind-the-scenes look into this 50-room country house, which overlooks author James Fenimore Cooper’s beautiful Glimmerglass, also known as Otsego Lake.
Location: Cooperstown

Art + Culture Favorites: Places to Stay

Otesaga Resort Hotel
Otesaga Resort Hotel
Location: Cooperstown
Cooper Inn
Cooper Inn
Just a short walk from downtown Cooperstown attractions like the Baseball Hall of Fame and Main Street stores, the Cooper Inn provides is guests with an elegant experience in a Federal-style manor decorated with 19th century décor alongside modern amenities. The inn is a member of Historic Hotels of America and offers a variety of specials and packages perfect for art and history enthusiasts, including the Fenimore Art Lovers Package and the Farmers’ Museum History Comes to Life Package.
Location: Cooperstown
Bayside Inn & Marina
Bayside Inn & Marina
Lounge at the Bayside Inn’s pleasant and tranquil setting among the wooded hillsides surrounding the shores of Otsego Lake, one of Cooperstown’s top lodging options for art and culture lovers, located within a 10-minute drive of The Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and other cultural attractions. Enjoy the ultimate lake vacation in Cooperstown during a stay at Bayside, offering packages perfect for exploring the area’s museums, including their Mix & Match Museums package, available May through October.
Location: Cooperstown
Landmark Inn
Landmark Inn
Rated #1 by guests, the Landmark Inn is a beautiful B&B in the heart of the village. Just a short walk to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Landmark is the perfect home for exploring historic Cooperstown. Let their concierge help plan a trip to remember! Your stay will be highlighted by a gourmet breakfast chef Vita creates each morning, our dream-like linens, and a staff focused on making you feel at home and pampered all at once.
Location: Cooperstown