Things to do in Cooperstown: More than Just Baseball

As spring season rolls in, so does the start of baseball season. Thoughts of sold-out crowds, home-run cheers, and ball-park hotdogs start to fill the minds of baseball-enthusiast. And for those looking to immerse themselves in the history and culture of baseball, most turn to Cooperstown, NY.

As one of the most popular things to do in Cooperstown, the baseball hall of fame is high on most any visitor’s list. But there is more to do in Cooperstown than just the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Discover these things to do in Cooperstown and uncover more than just baseball in this quaint New York town.

Cooperstown wineries, distilleries, and breweries

The town of Cooperstown has no shortage of places to get a good beer or a refreshing glass of wine. Visit local favorites such as Brewery Ommegang, Fly Creek Cider Mill, Cooperstown Distillery, and Pail Shop Winery.  Or visit them all and more along the Cooperstown Beverage Trail.

Fenimore Art Museum

Experience beauty, inside and out, at the Fenimore Art Museum. The 1930s neo-Georgian mansion is surrounded by beautiful garden grounds, while inside visitors can also view one of the nation’s finest examples of the American landscape, American folk art, and American Indian art.

The Farmer’s Museum

Experience the 19th century at one of the oldest rural life museums in the country with a visit to The Farmer’s Museum. See what rural and village life was like first-hand through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits. The museum site includes a working farmstead, a re-created historic village, the Empire State Carousel, and so much more.

Hyde Hall

A national historic landmark, Hyde Hall is a fine example of neoclassic country mansions. Visitors can explore the mansion’s nearly 50 rooms, filled with ornate furnishings and stunning architectural details, during one of the mansion’s guided tours.

Glimmerglass Festival Opera House

The Glimmerglass Festival is one of the more popular things to do in Cooperstown and attracts visitors from all over the world, each year. Combining world-class opera and musical theater, four large-scale productions are put on every year along with various special performances, lectures, and symposiums to supplement the performances.

Discover more things to do in Cooperstown by visiting our activities page and start planning your vacation today!

Cooperstown hotels

Enjoy the best of Cooperstown with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our award-winning historic bed and breakfast is ideally located near these local attractions, including the Baseball Hall of Fame, and more – making us your best choice when exploring all the things to do in Cooperstown. So, browse our rooms and discover how we can help make your stay unforgettable.