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Cooperstown (New York)

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Cooperstown (New York)

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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.)

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 30 34 42 56 68 76 80 78 71 59 47 35
Nightly lows (°F) 12 13 21 33 43 53 57 56 48 37 30 19
Precipitation (in) 2.9 2.6 3.3 3.7 3.9 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.3 3.0

Get in

By bus

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, [1]. 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


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, [4]
  • Farmers' Museum, Phone: 607-547-1450, [5].
  • New York State Historical Association, Phone: 607-547-1400,[6]
  • Fenimore Art Museum, [7]
  • Brewery Ommegang, County Highway 33, Phone: 1- 800-544-1809, [8].
  • The Smithy-Pioneer Art Gallery, 55 Pioneer Street, Phone: 607.547.8671, [9]




  • TJ's Place. Awesome restaurant right on main street
  • Stagecoach Coffee, 31 Pioneer Street, (607)547-6229, [2]. Less than $10 per person.


  • The Brewery Ommegang produces authentic Belgian-style ales in a classy brewery on acres of land that they sometimes open for camping and other events.
  • Cooley's Stone House Tavern, 49 Pioneer St., is a quaint pub with Irish flair.


  • Best Western Inn & Suites at the Commons, 50 Commons Drive, 607-547-7100, [3]. Beautiful hotel with spacious extended stay suites.

Get out

Routes through Cooperstown
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