Directions to the Hall of Fame, located at 25 Main Street, are available at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Web site, where you can also find information on admission prices and special events. The New York Times offers an online map that will help you find your way around Cooperstown.
Allow at least two hours to tour the Hall of Fame. Serious baseball fans will want to spend more time. Other attractions in Cooperstown that are worth a visit include The Farmers' Museum and the Fenimore Art Museum.
During our 2005 visit, we stayed 40 minutes from Cooperstown in a charming old inn, The Horned Dorset, in Leonardsville, New York (315-855-7898). The Cooperstown Chamber lists many lodging properties right in the village of Cooperstown, or compare rates at Cooperstown hotels with About.com's travel partner, Kayak.com.
To order a free Cooperstown Community Guide, call 607-547-9983. A $3 fee for postage requested. For more information about the Hall of Fame, call toll free, 888-HALL-OF-FAME.
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