Herkimer Diamonds - they’re beautiful, fun to find, and the whole family can dig for them! Actual quartz crystals, the stones were faceted by nature half a billion years ago. You keep everything you find, so grab your goggles and hammer and start digging for diamonds!
Howe Caverns is the second-most popular tourist attraction in Upstate New York, second only to Niagara Falls. The Caverns provide cave-goers with a sense of caving or spelunking, without needing the advanced equipment and training usually associated with such adventures.
The museum houses some of the finest examples of Early Americana in the state. The museum includes a collection of Victorian furniture, housewares, toys, and clothing; Revolutionary war artifacts from the Cherry Valley Massacre of 1778 and a Bible pierced by an arrow from the massacre; historic portraits; a Civil War Flag made by Cherry Valley women for the volunteer militia and carried by the NYS 76th Volunteers in 1862; and early fire pumpers and equipment.
Red Shed Brewing is a craft brewery dedicated to making fresh, handcrafted, small batch ales using local NY hops and grains. Visit our tap room to sample our brews, listen to music, and hang out with friends.
Pail Shop Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room makes small production wines on site, in a converted barn, overlooking the hills of beautiful Fly Creek Valley. We have 40 acres of grounds, a hillside vineyard, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs around the pond and the perfect location for a picnic and a glass of wine.
Enjoy complementary tours of this historic, water-powered cider mill on the banks of Fly Creek pressing fresh, sweet cider for more than 160 years just 3.5 miles from Cooperstown, NY and now Open All Year! Explore the Learning Center and Cider Gallery and experience how cider is made the old-fashioned way with interactive exhibits, videos and live in-season demonstrations.
Hyde Hall is a 50-room Regency-style neoclassic stone English manor house that was built between 1817 and 1835. Now a museum, Hyde Hall offers a walk into the past with fabulous views of Otsego Lake and the surrounding countryside. Hourly guided tours are available May through October, with tours departing from Tin Top, the Visitors' Center, beginning at 10 am through to 3 pm.
Glimmerglass State Park overlooks beautiful Otsego Lake, nicknamed "Glimmerglass" by James Fenimore Cooper in his Leatherstocking Tales. Open year-round, each season brings a multitude of outdoor recreational activities for visitors to the park.
This internationally acclaimed summer opera and musical theater festival presents new productions in a magnificent setting overlooking Otsego Lake. Previews, meet-the-performers, tours, and picnic meals on spacious lawns add to a "Night at the Opera."
The Cooperstown Bat Company specializes in game bats for play, custom personalized engravings, and autographed bats since 1981. Our pro model bats are available for players of all levels from the beginner through to the Major Leagues. Cooperstown Bat is being used in several MLB organizations, American Legion, Babe Ruth, travel team, and high school players.
The Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum features over 30 wax figures in historic settings, a virtual reality batting cage and a "Baseball Bloopers Theatre" - something for the entire family! The world’s only baseball wax museum. From Lou Gehrig to Abbott and Costello, Babe Ruth to Marilyn Monroe. You’ll be literally inches away from the life-sized legends of the game.
A baseball tournament facility open to players 12 and under. Weekly tournaments involve 104 teams coming from all over the United States. Players spend a week at Cooperstown Dreams Park learning, practicing, and playing baseball together and against other teams. It is the opportunity of a lifetime, and a must-experience for any child who loves baseball! Free and open to the public! Every Thursday night (June - August) at dusk are tournament closing ceremony fireworks displays!
Make one stop at the market to find everything you need to enjoy our diverse local bounty. Thirty growers, producers, and artisans, all located within 50 miles, provide your weekly staples including fresh seasonal produce, pasture raised meats, handmade breads, artisan cheeses, bottled milk, and eggs. Round out your shopping list with honey, flowers, maple syrup, sweet treats, artisan crafts and more! The market also features live music every Saturday, May through December.
Located in the oldest building in Cooperstown, The Smithy features three floors of regional art and featured artists, a large sculpture garden, a clay studio, summer concerts, and a market to pick up unique gifts from local artisans.
Venue with go karts, bumper boats, batting cages & mini golf, plus laser tag and an American eatery.
Cooperstown's first and only micro-distillery offers award-winning hand-crafted spirits, utilizing a majority of New York State agricultural products in its commitment as a farm distillery. With two locations right in the heart of Cooperstown, the distillery showcases the 'field to flask' experience, offering distiller-led tours of their production facility.
Year round fun for everyone! 7,000 Sq Ft Fitness Center – Four Group Fitness Rooms – Sports Performance Area – Three Swimming Pools – Full-sized Gymnasium – Running Track – Eight-lane Bowling Alley – Fitness Game Room – Squash, Doubles Squash, and Racquetball Courts – Two Conference/Meeting Rooms – Locker Rooms – Athletic Fields – Tennis Courts – Indoor Rock Climbing Wall – Outdoor Low Ropes Challenge Course – Outdoor Ropes Course with Zip Line – Walking/Biking Trails – Adventure Programs – Team Building – Special Events.
Enjoy Otsego Lake aboard the elegant Glimmerglass Queen. These narrated tours offer a relaxing glimpse of the history and beauty of James Fenimore Cooper's fabled Leatherstocking Tales. Offering one hour tours, private catered parties, weddings, and any special functions.
Farmstead brewery featuring tours, tastings of its Belgian-style beers & cafe eats.
This 9,000-seat ballpark, owned by the Village of Cooperstown itself and located near the Baseball Hall of Fame, commemorates the reputed "birthplace of baseball."
Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking Otsego Lake, this museum features fine collections of American art, James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia, and historic photographs.
This living history museum re-creates 19th-century rural life, complete with craftspeople demonstrating rural trades and skills in the restored buildings of an 1845 village.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame is a nonprofit committed to preserving the history of America's pastime and celebrating the legendary players, managers, umpires, and executives who have made the game a fan favorite for more than a century. Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations.