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Hyde Hall

267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
+1 607-547-5098
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Wonderful Historic residence with Great staff.

Hyde Hall is really very interesting and well presented. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
CampGaruda
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North Creek, New York
So interesting with personal stories

Really enjoyed Elizabeth's tour, which included not only lots of factual information, but also... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Stephen A
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Albany, New York
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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+1 607-547-5098
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Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The history of Cooperstown is woefully incomplete without mention of a British family named Clarke which helped develop the town and area at the beginning. They built the Hyde Hall and for multiple generations maintained it and added to it. The renovation is under way...More

Thank WillMyWifeGetSick
Reviewed 30 August 2016

very interesting tour. The guide was great knew all sorts of historical facts. We enjoyed the beautiful view and the rooms that had been transformed it was like stepping back in time.

Thank jlitwin
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We enjoy visiting restored houses and getting a sense of how people in other times and other social classes lived. In spite of the ongoing restoration work noted by other reviewers, it is certainly possible to do this at Hyde Hall, where a number of...More

2  Thank Arkay8
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a significant bit of american Architectural history. The house is in restoration and some upgrading of infrastructure and it is fascinating to see this process in progress.There was a well-spoken tour guide and plenty to see. some furniture, original wall treatments, fireplaces and...More

1  Thank Deewhip
Reviewed 17 August 2016

At first glance you may not think that Hyde is anything that special... but looks can be deceiving. Completed in 5 stages, this limestone wonder is a stunner. It is taking much love, a lot of time, effort, research and MONEY to get this mansion...More

1  Thank Janine T
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Hyde Hall is a magnificent neoclassical mansion overlooking the lake and well worth a visit. At one time the largest private home in the country, it also includes an enclosed interior courtyard and beautiful wood trim and ornamental plasterwork. Although restoration is ongoing, most of...More

1  Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Hyde Hall is a hidden gem of a house, in the process of restoration. First, it is astonishing to see a house of this size and importance is such an out-of-the way location. The architecture and setting are worth the visit alone, but the process...More

2  Thank kelly48571
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to this Historic site through the 2016 NY Geocache Challenge. I wished I would have had more time to tour inside the hall. I enjoyed the exterior architecture as well as the beautiful view of the lake while I was here.

Thank charylec
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