Visiting Cooperstown

The historic Village of Cooperstown is a small town in the heart of central New York with global appeal. Originally famous through its association with The Leatherstocking Tales by author James Fenimore Cooper (son of Cooperstown's founder William Cooper), and now known internationally as the birthplace of baseball and home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown is a place brimming with surprises for visitors and residents alike.

In addition to being a mecca for baseball fans and players worldwide, Cooperstown offers rich and diverse cultural opportunities. Cooperstown is ideally located between the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges, along the southern shore of Otsego Lake (coined Glimmerglass by Cooper), the source of the mighty Susquehanna River (image by Kevin Grey, above). 

More Information:

Please visit the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce web site and the Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism web site for information on lodging, dining, shopping, and other things to do and see in the area.


Museums, Galleries and Attractions