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 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30th 

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! 


The Farmers’ Museum“Things That Go Bump In The Night” 

October 16th 23rd 24th 29th 30th 31st  

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! 


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 

Fly Creek Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch 

Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours 

Glimmerglass State Park 

Christ Episcopal Church where James Fenimore Cooper is buried 

Fenimore Art Museum 


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