Planning a museum getaway to Cooperstown is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in art, culture, and history. With several world-class museums to choose from, you'll be sure to find something that piques your interest. So pack your bags, plan your itinerary, and get ready for an unforgettable experience in Cooperstown, with the Otesaga as your home base!
A Home Run Visit
For baseball fans, a trip to Cooperstown is a bucket list pilgrimage. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum features exhibitions on the game's history, legendary players, and memorable moments. You can spend hours browsing through the various collections, including rare artifacts and interactive exhibits. Before the height of summer, May is a perfect time to immerse yourself in everything baseball, including a stroll through the Plaque Gallery.
At Fenimore Art Museum visitors are treated to an impressive collection of American folk art and paintings, as well as the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Each season brings fascinating new exhibitions, and visitors in May will be able to view Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs, the first solo exhibition for the Hall of Fame pitcher. At the Otesaga, our Pitch Perfect Getaway Package includes tickets to Fenimore Art Museum as well as a Randy Johnson Baseball Hall of Fame 2015 replica signature mini bat.
Step Back in Time
Another must-visit museum is The Farmers' Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the agricultural and rural life of 19th century America. Visitors can walk the Historic Village and see live demonstrations of crafts such as blacksmithing, and interact with farm animals. Another fun piece of history to experience is the Empire State Carousel, which features hand-carved animals and notable figures in New York State history.
With so many museums to visit, you'll want to stay in the center of it all to maximize your time. The Otesaga is conveniently located within walking distance of all three museums, or a very short drive! Before we spring into summer, a May visit to Cooperstown allows you to take in all of our museums at a more leisurely pace. Book your getaway to our lakeside resort today!
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