Thrilling games, iconic players, a festive ballpark atmosphere…there are so many reasons why Baseball is called “America’s Pastime.” With many people in the US having such strong ties to the game, it only makes sense that there should be a gathering place for fans to come and marvel at the history of the game and get a look at some historic memorabilia. The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is that special place. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of a certain player or team, or just a lover of the game, the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a must-see destination. And with a Select Registry member right in Cooperstown, it’s the perfect getaway for the baseball aficionado.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Baseball Hall of Fame is home to one of the premier museums dedicated to baseball in the world. The Museum has collections featuring nearly 40,000 objects, three million books and documents, and 500,000 photographs. There are also research centers on the campus of the Baseball Hall of Fame as well as libraries.
The Museum takes visitors through the history of the game of baseball using a timeline that spans three stories. This exhibit includes authentic vintage uniforms, baseballs, bats, press clippings, and much more. Players that occupy a special place in the history of the game such as Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, and many more are also showcased. There are so many facets to the Museum’s baseball timeline, including a look at women in baseball, and Hollywood’s obsession with the sport. The crown jewel of the Museum is the Plaque Gallery feature the faces and stories of Hall of Fame members.
Hall of Fame Weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Each July there is a new class of inductees added to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Weekend is a holy grail trip for baseball lovers. Past Hall of Famers will appear to honor new members so there is a lot of iconic baseball talent packed into one weekend. It’s a huge celebration of the sport and those individuals that dedicated their lives to make it great.
Special Events at the National Baseball Hall of Fame
During the year, there are special programs and events at the Baseball Hall of Fame. These include interactive exhibits, World Series galas, and holiday celebrations. Also of interest is the Artifact Spotlight Program, where you can get up close and personal with important items from the sport’s history.
When planning your trip to Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, you can enhance your getaway experience by booking a stay at the Select Registry Inn nearby or other New York b&b’s. The Inn at Cooperstown has 18 comfortable rooms housed in an historic building dating back to 1874. The Inn also accommodates children of all ages, so it’s the ideal place for baseball fans to stay, no matter their age! And the Inn at Cooperstown is just a short walk away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame! By choosing the Select Registry experience, your trip is sure to be successful!
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