The Spooky Side of Cooperstown and Otsego County

The Spooky Side of Cooperstown and Otsego County 

It’s the perfect time of year to visit the hallowed home of America’s pastime where everyone seems to get into the spirit. Find out where things go bump in the night or simply stock up on yummy sweet treats. There’s plenty of fun to be had—if you dare! 

When planning your visit, add these places and experiences to your itinerary. 

We recommend consulting each business before visiting, as many of them operate seasonally and have varying hours of operation as well as alterations due to COVID-19 guidelines.


The Farmers’ Museum – “Things That Go Bump In The Night” 
Join museum guides as they lead you about the shadowy 19th-century grounds by lantern and recount the many ghostly mysteries that have occurred in the Museum’s historic village. Then see a theatrical performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Yikes! 

Fenimore Art Museum “Art In the Dark Tours”
See Fenimore Art Museum’s collections in a way never experienced before – in the dark! Join museum guides as they lead you through the galleries by lantern light, stopping along the way to share some of the mysterious, melancholy, and untold stories within the artworks. Also, see the hidden secrets within the paintings with a special ultraviolet light! The 45-minute tours are offered twice per night and are limited to up to eight guests each!

The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
Advance reservation only.
Tour the Ghostly Galleries of the Haunted Hall of Fame! This one-hour tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum begins with an introduction in the Bullpen Theater, where baseball's relationship to ghosts and horror is explained. Visitors will then take a guided ghost walk through the galleries, including a stop in "Sacred Ground," where the hauntings of Wrigley Field and Tiger Stadium are revealed.

Hyde Hall – “Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours” 
Tricks and treats! Visit all the spooky spots in this National Historic Landmark—including those identified by Ghosthunters© in their Halloween Special on the SyFy network. Reservations Only—Mask Required—Tour Limited to Six—No Walkins. Tickets sell out fast! 

Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours
After Labor Day: 7:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours gives you the chance to hear about the village's eerie history. Hear about our haunted houses. Learn more about our ghostly sightings. Each walking tour lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Call (607) 547-8070 to place a reservation!

Fly Creek Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Open on the weekends in September and October
If horror movies have taught us anything – even corn can be scary! The Pernat family has been farming this land for about 100 years and recently opened it up to the public to experience a five-acre corn maze and to pick out the perfect pumpkin and winter squash. Whether you’re looking for the fright of your life at their Haunted Maze or just looking for a fun weekend activity, ...this is spooky fall fun for everyone!


Other Places and Experiences to Check Out: 

Cooperstown Escape Rooms 

Cooperstown Beverage Trail

Cooperstown Farmers Market

Glimmerglass State Park, Hyde Hall Covered Bridge, and Sleeping Lion Trail

Christ Episcopal Church where James Fenimore Cooper is buried 


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