Guests visit a museum dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American baseball
About This Deal
- Amenities: coat check
- Transportation: parking available on the 18th Street, on the south side of “Buck” O’Neil Way (17th Street Terrace), or in public parking lots near the Gregg Community Center at 18th and Woodland or 18th & Vine.
- Food, drink, and chewing gum are not allowed.
#####Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s COVID-19 Precautions
- Staff and volunteers wear masks/face coverings and gloves in public spaces.
- Increased frequency of cleaning throughout the day and in between timed sessions.
- Hand sanitizing stations are available.
- Plexiglass has been installed in areas where transactions occur.
- Staff/volunteers are required to remain home in the event of illness.
- Walk-in visits are discouraged; reservations are strongly recommended.
- All guests are requires to register at the time of their visit.
- Social distancing is encouraged and occupation limits have been introduced.
- Water fountains and coat checks are unavailable at this time.
- Note that state and local guidelines are changing regularly. Please check Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s website or contact them for their latest guidelines.
About Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
For over 25 years, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has worked to preserve the rich history of African-American baseball. Founded in 1990 and run out of a small office area in the Lincoln Building, the museum quickly expanded and now boasts multi-media exhibits and artifacts each honoring the great players and moments of the era.
- Size: 10,000 square feet of space filled with interactive exhibits alongside several hundred text panels and photographs all set in an immersive, old-school ballpark environment
- Eye Catcher: 10 life-sized bronze sculptures of Negro League greats including Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell and Josh Gibson each positioned on the Field of Legends, a mock baseball diamond
- Permanent Exhibits: a collection of galleries divided into sections with themes ranging from the founding of the League in 1920 to the great players who became stars in the majors
- Traveling Exhibits: touring exhibits include Shades of Greatness, an art exhibition inspired by the history of the League featuring over 35 pieces of original works from local and national artists
- Don't Miss: the Grand Stand Theater featuring the 15-minute film They Were All Stars narrated by James Earl Jones