There are so many tourist spots like Broadway, Central Park, and Times Square you can visit while in New York, and chancers are that you’ve done most of them. If you’re a sports fan and looking for a new place to explore, you have to travel to Cooperstown, New York to see the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts nearly 300,000 people a year and it’s open 362 days a year with extended hours for Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day. The only days the museum is closed are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The summer hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The home of America’s favorite pastime honors the history of the sport with tons of interactive exhibits ranging from women in baseball to ballpark anthems and the history of baseball cards. The museum honors the players, managers, executives, and umpires who’ve achieved excellence in the sport.
The most prized part of the museum is the Plaque Gallery which has all of the Hall of Fame members’ bronze plaques that honors the inductee’s achievements.
While at the museum, you can choose between a couple of different experiences including the Ultimate Fan Experience, the VIP Experience, and the Custom Tour Experience. The Ultimate Fan Experience includes the Hall of Fame Starting Nine, a scavenger hunt built for the ultimate baseball fan where you find your team’s Starting Nine lineup of must-see artifacts. The VIP experience is available on select dates throughout the spring and fall and it’s a two-day program that gives visitors behind-the-scenes opportunities. The Custom Tour Experience allows fans to get personalized visits focused on their favorite team.
Tickets for adults are $25, for seniors $20, for children $15, for veterans $18, and active/career retired military and children are free. The museum is located at 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Check out the official website for more information.