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For other places with the same name, see Cooperstown (disambiguation).
Main Gallery, National Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown, in Central New York, is known best for its role as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The villagers believe that Abner Doubleday invented baseball on a cow pasture within the village in 1839. (The actual origins of baseball are uncertain.)

Get in[edit]

No Amtrak trains stop in Cooperstown, as the nearest stops are in Amsterdam and Utica. However, the town is served by direct Greyhound/Trailways bus routes.

  • Greyhound. Buses stop at Cooperstown's AAA Motor Club at 72 Elm St, a few blocks from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Doubleday Field. From New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal, the ride takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes and costs (as of June 2009) $49.25 one-way or $98.50 round-trip.

Get around[edit]


Fenimore Art Museum



First National Bank Building



  • Cooley's Stone House Tavern49 Pioneer St, Cooperstown, NY 13326 +1 607 544-1311. Pub with Irish flair.


The Inn at Cooperstown

Go next[edit]

Routes through Cooperstown
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