Parking and Transportation —
Parking near the Hall of Fame is limited, and many of the spaces
in the village are two-hour parking spots. Allow yourself extra
time (approximately 30 minutes) to get a parking space in the
village for your visit to the museum. Please note that during peak
times (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, for example),
parking is very limited, and you may wish to consider public
The Cooperstown trolley provides transit to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field from three different locations:
• The Blue Lot on Route 28, south of Cooperstown;
• The Red Lot on Route 28 (Glen Avenue) at Maple Street;
• The Yellow Lot on Route 80 at the upper parking lot of the Fenimore Art Museum.
All-day trolley passes are available for $2 for adults and for $1
for children 12 and under. The trolley operates from 8:30 a.m. to 9
p.m. each day.
Shopping — The Hall of
Fame and Museum contains a 4,000-square foot museum store operated by
the Hall of Fame. The store carries official museum merchandise,
collectibles, and souvenirs, and is open during regular museum hours.
The museum store accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, as well
as money orders. The Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational
institution, and sales in the museum store help support the museum’s
Induction Ceremony — The
Induction Ceremony is held at the Clark Sports Center, located less
than two miles from the Hall of Fame, at 124 Susquehanna Avenue. The
ceremony is held outdoors, weather permitting. The ceremony is free of
charge and there is general seating available on a first-come,
first-serve basis. We recommend that you arrive early at the Clark
Sports Center to get a location that suits your needs. Many visitors
bring lawn chairs and blankets to stake out their spots. The Clark
Sports Center does not offer parking the day of the ceremony, so you
will want to allow enough time to either walk, bike, or take one of the
many buses that shuttle fans to the site.
• Dates for 2005 Hall of Fame Weekend are July 29 to August 1.
• The ceremony will be Sunday, July 31, 2005.
Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free and a ticket is not
• This year, Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg will be
inducted, while broadcaster Jerry Coleman (Ford C. Frick Award)
and writer Peter Gammons (J.G. Taylor Spink Award) will be
Other Things To Do — Check
out the Cooperstown GetAway web site for information on other great
attractions in the Cooperstown area. The Fenimore Art Museum,
Farmer’s Museum, and Glimmerglass Opera, are an example of
three wonderful attractions also located in Cooperstown. The beautiful
and historical Otesaga Resort and Hotel is located on the shores
of Lake Otsego, just a short walk from the Hall of Fame and
Pack Accordingly — Many
visitors will not make their way through the museum in one day, so be
sure to pack comfortable shoes and clothing, depending on how in-depth
your museum experience will be.