GETTING THERE: Old Bethpage Village Restoration is off of Round Swamp Road in Bethpage, N.Y. From New York City (about 30 miles east), take Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway and go one mile south, or Exit 39 of the Grand Central Parkway east/Northern State Parkway and proceed two miles south, then left at the light.

THE GAMES: Two Old Time Base Ball games are played every Sunday (weather permitting) from late April though mid-October, with a few additional games on holiday Saturdays and Mondays. The seventh-annual Old Time Base Ball Festival -- in which 12 teams from throughout the Northeast compete in six games a day -- takes place Aug. 7-8. The playoffs are held during the Long Island Fair on Oct. 9-10 and Oct. 16-17 .

Admission costs $7 and includes the restored buildings and all the Old Time Base Ball you can watch.

WHERE TO STAY: There are only two motels in Bethpage -- the Bethpage Motel (4107 Hempstead Turnpike, 516-731-7000; rooms from $69 a night) and Extended StayAmerica (905 S. Oyster Bay Rd., 516-349-8759,; from $149). Other options are available in nearby New York towns, such as Hicksville, Jericho and Plainview.

INFORMATION: Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 516-572-8400, Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, 877-386-6654,

-- Marshall S. Berdan