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Address: 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number:
+1 607-547-5098
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Hyde Hall is a 50-room Regency-style neoclassic stone English manor house...

Hyde Hall is a 50-room Regency-style neoclassic stone English manor house that was built between 1817 and 1835. Now a museum, Hyde Hall offers fabulous views of Otsego Lake and the surrounding countryside. Hourly guided tours are available May through October, with tours departing from Tin Top, the Visitors' Center, beginning at 10 am through to 4 pm.

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Interesting historical tour

This mansion sits at the head of Otsego Lake. It is slowly being brought back from a state of disrepair and is an interesting window into the life of the family. Tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cooperstown, New York
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Cooperstown, New York
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mansion sits at the head of Otsego Lake. It is slowly being brought back from a state of disrepair and is an interesting window into the life of the family. Tour guide was very knowledgable.

Thank maggiem1947
John B, Public Relations Manager at Hyde Hall, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Cooperstown, New York
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour guide of an historic grade home. Well maintained but still need some work. Guided tours and a good supplement to the other area museums.

Thank angus m
John B, Marketing Manager at Hyde Hall, responded to this review

Thank You for your review, we look forward to welcoming at Hyde Hall again. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My girl friend and I went while our husbands were spending the day in the HOF. We really enjoyed ourselves. Went on a very informative tour of the house, walked to the wooden bridge and drove around the park.Beautiful area, worth the short drive around the lake.

1 Thank jzk131
Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent ghost tour with a wonderful narrator! Get a spot on the tour before it's too late. Lite refreshments are served in the admin as you wait to be led into the grounds and into the mansion by a period-dressed tour guide. With a flair for storytelling and factual recollection, I recommend this event to everyone who likes candlelit Halloween... More 

1 Thank CrossCntryGal
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150 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited Cooperstown and stopped in to see Hyde Hall. The hall has spectacular views of Ostego Lake and the tour was interesting. For history buffs it is a worthwhile look into the past.

1 Thank Birdman45
Savannah, Missouri
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide, Larry, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. This mansion is not fully restored but a work in progress. It was clearly a gem in its day and I would love to go back in 5 or 10 years to see what's changed. The view of the lake is wonderful and it makes you wish... More 

1 Thank SunnyHoward84
Augusta, GA
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1,299 reviews
618 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very historic home. It was established by George Clarke, an Englishman who wanted a good view, and at the time it was built, it was the largest of its kind in America. It sits right by Otsego Lake, so the view is amazing. The renovation is a work in progress, and the tour guides are very knowledgeable... More 

Thank Kay M
Pleasanvtille, NY
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Hyde Hall is a hidden architectural and historic gem. Our fabulous guide brought the history of the house and its family to life. A wonderful aspect of the visit is to see the restoration work in progress. My last visit was almost forty years ago when the house was a virtual ruin. How wonderful to see it come back to... More 

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North Creek, New York
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150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Hyde Hall is really very interesting and well presented. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Tours are quite interesting. The grounds are beautiful you get a good feeling for the history of the area. Highly recommended... Enjoy

Thank CampGaruda
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Really enjoyed Elizabeth's tour, which included not only lots of factual information, but also stories of the people who lived there for 5 generations.

Thank Stephen A

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