Are you a baseball fan? Do you know every baseball player’s name, their stats and what teams they have played on? Think you know all about Babe Ruth? Have you ever thought about who was the tallest player who ever played or where baseball originated? Recently our family took a road trip and toured the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York to find out all about baseball!
Hobbies on a Budget received tickets or discounts to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.
Visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame
Baseball has been around for years, but according to most records, the first official plan for playing baseball was devised by Abner Doubleday at Cooperstown, N.Y. in 1839. And that answered the question for us of why the Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown, New York.
Visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame is not just for baseball fans; although those that love the sport will be fascinated with the sports artifacts that are on display. It’s not just a visit to a sports museum, it’s a walk through history and a chance to see the cultural impact of the sport of baseball on current events.
Museum Scavenger Hunt
When we go to a museum with the family, we always ask if they have a museum scavenger hunt. This is a great way to help keep the kids focused and on a mission the entire length of our museum visit. There was even a bonus gift at the end when we completed the scavenger hunt. The kids got a free pack of baseball cards!
This exhibit was fascinating to me. If you look closely, you will see that the entire piece is made out of baseball cards. Talk about attention to detail!
In the Museum’s exhibits, you can learn about baseball history, see thousands of artifacts from the game’s past, watch video, hear audio, see historic images, enjoy hands-on learning, delve deeper with computer interactive displays and test your baseball knowledge.
The newest inductees to the Hall of Fame had a special display. Notice the large baseball cards on the wall?
While we were finishing up the scavenger hunt, we had the opportunity to talk to one of the museum volunteers. He pointed out that these two statues were made completely out of wood. Even the uniform and socks that look like fabric are carved out of wood.
At the end of the tour, there is a kid’s clubhouse with exhibits for the little tots!
and of course a chance to put yourself in your own baseball card as a future hall of famer!
No visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame is complete without a walk through the outer garden.
and maybe even a quick game with the baseball sculptures!
Outside the museum, on the back side of the parking lot you will find DoubleDay Field.
Have you ever visited the Baseball Hall of Fame? What is your favorite exhibit?
About the Baseball Hall of Fame
25 Main Street,
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME | 607-547-7200