Hyde Hall

Plan Your Visit

For the 2020 season, all tours are by reservation only — Call (607) 547-5098, Extension 1.

Tours are by reservation only —on the hour—between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For tour reservations, call (607) 547-5098, Extension 1. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit).

Hyde Hall is prepared to welcome guests back to explore History in the Most English Country House in the United States. Over the past few months, Hyde Hall has strengthened its health and safety plans according to guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State’s regional phased reopening plan, and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

For the continued safety and protection of our guests, staff, and community, Hyde Hall has made a few changes for this season. Hyde Hall will offer guided tours of the historic mansion with enhanced measures that increase physical distancing, ensure safety and protection, and reduce contact and exposure. This season:
Tours by Reservations Only
Wearing a FaceMask/Covering is Mandatory
Tours are Strictly Limited to 6 people
Physical Distancing is Required
Hyde Hall has Increased Disinfection in Public/Office Areas
Contactless Ticket Sales are Available

Hyde Hall is a National Historic Landmark site, located eight miles north of Cooperstown, NY within the grounds of Glimmerglass State Park in Springfield, NY.  The mansion is a stunning reminder of a bygone American era, when powerful English families established vast estates in their former colonies. The house itself is considered the finest example of neoclassic country mansions anywhere in the United States.  Whether in the area for a quick trip or a longer stay, Hyde Hall is a top ten destination in the region for visitors and a wonderful resource for insight into the history of the Leatherstocking Region in Central NY.


Step back in time with a visit to Hyde Hall. Begin your tour in our newly remodeled visitor center located in the estate’s original gatehouse, Tin Top. Explore the house with its nearly 50 rooms and stunning architectural details, under the guidance of a skilled interpreter. See firsthand our ongoing restoration process. Bring your picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn overlooking the unspoiled view of Otsego Lake that inspired George Clarke to choose this site nearly two hundred years ago. You are invited to spend the day as you experience grandeur in the country.

Tour Schedule

Hyde Hall is open daily for tours from Memorial Day Weekend through October 31 each year.  Tours are by reservation only —on the hour—between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For tour reservations, call (607) 547-5098, Extension 1. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled tour.

Tours are offered on the hour from 10:00 to 3:00 daily. Visitors of all ages will enjoy its beautiful grounds overlooking Otsego Lake and touring its rich collection of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts.  It is located on the grounds of Glimmerglass State Park in Springfield, New York, eight miles north of Cooperstown.  Picnickers are welcome!

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