National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY preserves the history of America’s pastime and celebrates legendary players, managers, umpires and executives.

National Baseball Hall of Fame building
Outside the Baseball Hall of Fame
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
The Plaque Gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Galleries

Museum exhibits draw from a collection of 40,000 lovingly preserved artifacts and more than 3 million library items to bring your stories to life.

There is plenty for the hard-core fan to absorb: plaques, stats, equipment donned by the game’s greatest players, as well as important figures that many have now forgotten. There are uniforms worn on ancient fields and pieces of ballparks long faded from communities across the country.

Shoebox Treasures at Baseball Hall of Fame
Showbox Treasures features the history of baseball cards
In the Shadow of Homers at Baseball Hall of Fame
In the Shadow of Homers focusses on the McGwire vs. Sosa Home Run Chase
Jusytn Farano at the Art of Baseball Hall of Fame Gallery
Justyn Farano, Official Artist of the Baseball of Fame, with HOF Class of 2019 Painting
Diamond Dreams at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ashley Bratcher of Women's National Baseball Team at Diamond Dreams – Women in Baseball
Viva la Baseball at Hall of Fame
¡Viva Baseball! includes Latin American baseball artifacts, including CaberReyes red wine

Parade of Legends

It’s the largest gathering of Hall of Famers on the baseball calendar, and all living members make the pilgrimage to Cooperstown, traveling down Main Street and waving to the crowd before making a red carpet entrance into the Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon.

Randy Johnson in the Parade of Legends

Hall of Fame Induction

The Induction Ceremony takes place on Sunday of Induction Weekend at the Clark Sports Center. Admission is free, and tens of thousands of fans arrive early with folding chairs to grab prime spots. Newly inducted members of the Hall of Fame are  announced and give speeches. 

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction

Hall of Famer Appearances

Baseball celebrities make appearances at the Hall of Fame regularly, often speaking at the Grandstand Theater or Bullpen Theater.

Cal Ripken at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cal Ripken in the Grandstand Theater for the HOF 75th Anniversary
Brian Kenney at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Brian Kenny of MLB Network in the Bullpen Theatre discusses his book, Ahead of the Curve

This is the Baseball Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Baseball Hall of Fame, where the icons and heroes of America’s pastime are remembered and celebrated.

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