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Welcome to Cooperstown: Where Baseball Rules

Go beyond the diamond — experience America's favorite pastime together. Cooperstown honors our nation's baseball roots with traditions new and old. Explore it for yourself.


Take a trip to the home of America's favorite pastime. One visit is just the beginning.

To many, Cooperstown is known as the "home of baseball." Fans come pouring into downtown each year on a pilgrimage to baseball's mecca. Whether you dream of taking the field or prefer to sit in the stands with your peanuts and Cracker Jacks, there is something for every baseball fan to enjoy in Cooperstown.

Start your journey at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. Located in the center of downtown, the three-story museum honors the greatest of the game and explores how the sport earned its revered title of "America's favorite pastime." Walk the hallowed halls and you will be transported back to the days of Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. Pay tribute to legends of the game and see where your favorite players are enshrined in baseball history.

Just outside Cooperstown, in nearby Hartwick, you will find the Cooperstown Bat Company. This unique attraction provides a true behind-the-scenes look at the sport. Tour the factory and watch as carefully selected blocks of local wood are meticulously handcrafted into premier baseball bats. For the ultimate souvenir, take a bat home from the factory gift shop.

A stop at Doubleday Field is another must. Considered the birthplace of baseball, this historic landmark is at the heart of what makes Cooperstown such a special place. Stand on the field where baseball was born, or, if you're lucky, catch a few innings of a live game.

No matter what team you root for, you're guaranteed to enjoy all that baseball has to offer in Cooperstown. So don't strike out, start planning your visit today!

Fan Favorites for Baseball: Things to Do

National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

Anyone who makes the baseball pilgrimage to Cooperstown is coming here for one reason: the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. It's a bucket list item on any true baseball fan's list, and we take pride and honor in being the home of baseball's greatest institution. The Hall of Fame has had the distinct privilege of welcoming over 16 million visitors since it was founded in 1936 — help the hall continue its longstanding legacy and don't miss special events like the Hall of Fame Classic and Induction Weekend annually.

Location: Cooperstown
Cooperstown Bat Company

The ultimate bat company in Cooperstown specializes in a variety of bat offerings, including bats for play, custom personalized engravings and autographed bats. After visiting the Hall of Fame, swing by to peruse their offerings and pick up a one-of-a-kind autographed bat featuring the signature of your favorite Hall of Famer as the ultimate baseball souvenir from a trip to Cooperstown.

Location: Cooperstown
Doubleday Field

As most know, the heart and soul of Cooperstown can be described in one word: baseball. Fitting then, that at the center of our small village is the place widely recognized as the birthplace of America's pastime, Abner Doubleday Field.

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Fan Favorites for Baseball: Places to Stay

Lake 'N Pines Motel

Get a rustic, lakeside experience at this motel located just seven miles north of Cooperstown directly on the shores of Otsego Lake. After a day of taking in Cooperstown's baseball attractions, return to the Lake 'N Pines and relax as you take in the beauty of Otsego Lake and the surrounding rolling hillsides. Take a dip in the outdoor pool and enjoy the property's serenity. Hall of Fame Members also receive a 10% discount on their stay!

Location: Oneonta
Hampton Inn Oneonta

Located in nearby Oneonta, the Hampton Inn is a family-friendly property highly dedicated to a quality guest experience. Not only do they provide an excellent guest experience, the Hampton Inn also caters to baseball enthusiasts with their special baseball packages, like the Family Getaway Package which includes two tickets to the Hall of Fame and a $25 gift certificate to a Cooperstown restaurant of your choice.

Location: Oneonta
Best Western Inn & Suites

Stay at the Best Western Plus in Cooperstown during a visit and know that you'll be close to all things baseball. After a fun day at the park, walk to nearby restaurants and enjoy some delicious food sure to please all.

Location: Cooperstown
Fan Favorites for Baseball: Weekly Rentals

Exceptional Vacation Experiences Begin And End With Exceptional Customer Service. Call us with questions about our retreats and services, or with general questions about Cooperstown…we are here to help YOU. Choose from expansive lakefront lodges or private log homes…heated pool with private elevator or large acreage and ponds, kayaks, canoes and boat docks. Opt for a private chef, in-house massage and powerboat rentals…

Location: Oneonta
Cooperstown Accommodations

Huge selection of Cooperstown Dreams Park and vacation lodging in private homes, waterfront properties, apartments, bed & breakfasts, and luxury inns. Whether visiting for baseball, our lakes for fishing and swimming, or a getaway to relax, we have a huge list of available rentals offering kitchens, multiple bedrooms, swimming pools, and outdoor space

Cooperstown Stay

We connect families with private lodging. Choose from over 350 different private homes, apartments or waterfront homes. We'll listen to your priorities and respect your different tastes and different size wallets. Personalized customer service is our top priority.

Quarry Hill Rentals

Nestled in the verdant hills of upstate New York, Quarry Hill Rentals provides wonderfully appointed accommodations in a pastoral and serene country side. Quarry Hill Rentals offers 4 fully furnished homes for rent in and around the historic Village of Gilbertsville, nestled in the Butternut Valley.

Cooperstown-Baseball Rentals

Cooperstown Baseball Rentals is committed to providing its summer guests with the best weekly rental experience possible. With a long history of excellent, responsive service by providing exceptional, quality housing since 1973.