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John and Linda Smirk, innkeepers
88 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-2532
FAX: (607) 547-8745

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

There are rare places in this world that transcend our daily routine and tap into our soul, spirituality, and child's side.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of those treasures. For those who make the pilgrimage, they know the special feeling of reliving the history of our greatest game in one of America's most beautiful and genuine communities, Cooperstown, NY.

Residing proudly on Cooperstown's Main Street in a stately large, brick building with a newly renovated, inviting outside entrance, the Hall of Fame's mission is to "relive the history of the National Pastime, through artifacts from historic records, to the plaques of the game's greatest players in the Hall of Fame Gallery," according to its literature.

Those promotional words become reality-based and ultimately three-dimensional when entering into baseball's most sacred building. The memorable and historical Hall of Fame Gallery -- where one can read plaques recognizing all the great players inducted into this illustrious museum -- is worth the price of admission alone. There is something unifying about the Hall as it seems like the faces on the plaques have come to life, embracing each others' accomplishments. It is a place to recognize the game's greatness and go back to childhood by reading the stats of your favorite players, wondering where the time has gone from trading cards to trading stocks.

That there are two more floors above is pure heaven for baseball fans, including the longstanding accomplishments of the New York Yankees in historical photographs and memories, women's baseball, the Negro Leagues, the Boston Red Sox display as 2004 World Series champs (ending a drought since 1918), "all-time leader" stat boards to stare at all day long, team histories brought to life in superb board presentations, and the hilarious movie clip of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First."

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has a wonderful library and an appealing park area, perfect for a short stroll or yet another perspective on the stunning nearby Otsego Lake. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a must-see for the baseball fan or anyone with an interest in history. It is, simply, one of life's great joys.


National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

25 Main Street , Cooperstown, NY , Tel. (888) 425-5633


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The Farmers' Museum (photo by Eric Hurwitz)

Baseball and so much more!

Below is a sampling of the myriad attractions in the Cooperstown, New York, area. For complete information, visit the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Web Site, or, a professional and citizens' journalist site written by Cooperstown vacationers.


Route 80 North


Route 29 North East Lake Road


Route 28 South


Route 28 North




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