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Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

Address: 356 Field Street, Greenville, SC
Phone Number: 864-235-6280
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Ranked #22 of 30 Attractions in Greenville
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum is located in the beautiful West End of Greenville, SC. When you come to visit the museum, you will actually be visiting the home that Shoeless Joe Jackson lived in with his wife, Kate, until his death in 1951. In 2006, the home of Joe Jackson was dismantled, moved three miles, and reassembled on Field Street in the historic West End of Greenville, SC, directly across the street from Fluor Field, home the Greenville Drive, a minor-league division of the Boston Red Sox. In July 2007, the house was deeded to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library foundation. On June 21, 2008, fans celebrated the dedication and grand opening of the museum! The not-for-profit museum displays records, artifacts, photographs, film and other items of interest associated with the historic life and baseball career of Shoeless Joe Jackson. A book collection related to baseball and its role in American culture is housed in Joe's former trophy room. Donations of books have been made by baseball enthusiasts from across America. The house number is 356, a reminder that Joe’s lifetime batting average was .356, the third highest in baseball history after Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby.The museum is FREE to all and there is also free on-site parking behind the museum! We also have a gift shop that accepts cash only. Come to see us & hang out at Shoeless Joe's house for a while! Our all-volunteer staff would love to give you a tour! Our passion is to educate old and new fans alike about one of the greatest baseball players in history!

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Dunlap, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This home show just how humble a profession baseball used to be before television and multimillion dollar contracts. There is a great baseball library and collection of memorabilia.

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Hershey, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was advertised as open all week but when we got there on Thursday it was closed and we were told it is open only on Saturdays. Sad.

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tiny bungalow that was Joe's home. Outside has fantastic murals/photos of SJ. Only bad thing was that museum only open on Saturdays and I was there on a Monday.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Being from Chicago we just had to visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. The location is across the street from Fluor Field at the WestEnd a great location. The Museum is in The actual home of Shoeless Joe that he died in in 1951 and moved to this site. It was like stepping back in history. A small home that... More

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Americus, Kansas
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You don't have to have ever seen the movie "Eight Men Out" or know anything about baseball to be fascinated with the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. Our tour guide, President Arlene Marcley, is passionate about native son Joe Jackson and the story behind his life.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are a baseball fan, you can't miss this. It is Joe Jackson's home with all kinds of fun memorbilia and tours guides who know everything there is to know about shoeless Joe. Only bad thing is the limited hours of operation.

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Helena, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and i travelled to Greenville for a weekend getaway and decided to pay the Joe Jackson Museum a visit. We were greeted by a host upon entry and were then given a thorough personal 15 minute welcome with many tidbits of the life of Shoeless Joe Jackson.We were very pleased with the knowledge and friendly manner of the... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great little museum if you are a baseball fan. Located within walking distance of downtown Greenville, there was lots to see in Shoeless Joe's former home now museum. It's only open on Saturdays so plan accordingly. Spent about 45 minutes there. Very interesting and best of all, FREE!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ok you have to be a Baseball history nut to enjoy this as much as I did. Its a 900 square foot house that Shoeless Joe Jackson lived in, that now is home to pictures, uniforms, bats, gloves and baseball cards. You can see everything in 10 minuets and it is free. If you are a baseball history buff you... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The creators of this compact museum in Joe Jackson's former home have done a nice job of telling Jackson's story. It's a nostalgic setting and there's more baseball information available than one can fully appreciate in one visit. I'll be going back.

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