If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a homerun slugger or admired the agility and power of Babe Ruth, Joe Di Maggio, or Jackie Robinson, then a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, is probably an ideal attraction for you. In this article, you will also learn about the paranormal tales associated with the Fort William Henry Museum in Lake George and the Merchant House Museum in Manhattan.
National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
Did you know there’s a rumor going on that after the doors have closed to the public and night falls, the ghost of baseball legend “Shoeless” Joe Jackson comes out to haunt the building? There have even been claims that the voice of Shoeless Joe is heard complaining about how he wasn’t elected into the Hall of Fame. Other reports surrounding the Hall of Fame includes people who have heard the sound of smashing glass when nothing visible was broken. Other odd sounds include the noise of a ball being hit, as well as the cheers of a crowd. Flashes of lights have been known to appear with an abrupt quiet the suddenly follows.
25 Main St
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1300
Daily, 9 am to 9 pm
From Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through the Sunday before Labor Day
Off Season Hours
Daily, 9 am to 5 pm
From Labor Day through the Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend
Senior Citizens and members of veterans organizations $11.00
Children (ages 7-12) $6.00
Children (under 7) Free
Additional military discounts and junior memberships are available.
Fort William Henry Museum in Lake George
During a trip to Lake George, New York, you may want to pay a visit to the Fort William Henry Museum if you’re into military artifacts, historical facts, and ghost tours. However, when exploring the basement section of the museum, keep in mind that this is the part of the structure where prisoners were kept. One tourist claimed to have heard unexplainable crying and screaming of men when no one was visible.
Lake George, NY 12845
From May to October, open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
Adults: $14.95 adult
Children 3-11: $7.95
Children under 3: Free
Senior (62 +) and active military: $12.95
Merchant House Museum in Manhattan
Costumes, decorative arts, and textiles are just some of the things to expect when paying a visit to the Merchant House Museum in Manhattan, New York City, which is known as “only family home preserved intact ” “inside and out” hailing from the 19th century. Constructed in 1832, the house is located close to Washington Square, showcasing a classy elegant red-brick and white-marble row appearance.
For nearly 100 years, a prosperous merchant family lived in the home. Today, you can take a peek at the family’s original furnishings and personal possessions. According to the New York Times, out of the estimated 300 Federal houses in Manhattan, the best preserved site is the Merchant House Museum, which dates back 175 years. They also note that it is also the most haunted house in the region.
29 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10003
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Open 12 to 5 pm
Closed on Tuesday & Wednesday.
General: $8 General
Students & Over 65: $5
Members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult: Free