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.)
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.
Cooperstown is also home to the Farmers' Museum, the Fenimore Art Museum, The New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) library and Brewery Ommegang.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME,