This central New York town may not be the Big Apple, but Cooperstown still manages to draw an impressive number of tourists to its streets each year. That’s because it’s widely known as the birthplace of baseball and home to the world-famous National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Fans of this top American pastime make the pilgrimage to this small upstate town year round, but Cooperstown has more to offer than just the history of this popular game. The Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, the New York State Historical Association Library and the Belgian-style American Brewery Ommegang are just a few of the sites worth checking out on a visit to this central New York destination.
Cooperstown is best visited by private car, since no Amtrak trains or other public transportation stop here. It is possible to access the city by Greyhound bus, which stops at the AAA Motor Club, a short walk from the Hall of Fame.