The Spooky Side of Cooperstown and Otsego County

The Spooky Side of Cooperstown and Otsego County
It’s the perfect time of year to visit the hallowed home of America’s pastime where everyone seems to get into the spirit. Find out where things go bump in the night, take a train ride back in time or simply stock up on yummy Halloween candy. There’s plenty of fun to be had—if you dare!

When planning your visit, add these places and experiences to your itinerary.

Hyde Hall – “Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours”
October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Tricks and treats! Visit all the spooky spots in this National Historic Landmark—including those identified by Ghosthunters© in their Halloween Special on the SyFy network. Reservations required. Tickets sell out fast!

Farmers’ Museum – “Things That Go Bump In The Night”
October 18–19, 25–26; and November 1-2
Join museum guides as they lead you about the shadowy 19th-century grounds by lantern and recount the many ghostly mysteries that have occurred in the Museum’s historic village. Then see a theatrical performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Yikes!

Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad—“Halloween Costume Party Train”
October 19
Take a ride on the wild side when you board this diesel train built in 1869—in your most impressive Halloween outfit. This special excursion requires reservations and all passengers must be 21 years of age. Or check out other themed train experiences like Fall Foliage Trains, Train Robberies, and more!

National Baseball Hall of Fame—“Halloween Celebration”
October 31
On October 31st from 3:30-5:00pm, admission is free for all children in costume, as well as their parents/guardians. Expect a trick-or-treat adventure through the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery with plenty of candy and Hall-O-Fame trivia!

Other Places and Experiences to Check Out

Cooperstown Escape Rooms

Glimmerglass State Park

Christ Episcopal Church where James Fenimore Cooper is buried (TENTATIVE)

The Fenimore Art Museum

Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours


Suggestions for Places to Stay

The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Oneonta

Comfort Inn & Suites Cooperstown / Milford

Cooperstown Bed & Breakfast

The Inn at Cooperstown


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