Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
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Mayandollar
Stateline, NV152 contributions
Very well done. Don’t miss if you love baseball ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️
Jun 2021 • Couples
Wonderful exploration of the history of Black players, managers and leagues. So much interesting memorabilia. I truly enjoyed the dream team display and the uniforms. The game today owes a huge debt to these players and the people who fought to get them the recognition and positions they deserved. Loved the film describing Willie Mays. Spent a great 2 hours there.
Written June 5, 2021
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ThomasK229
Homer, New York, Usa36 contributions
Well worth it...
May 2021 • Solo
A fascinating look back at the roots of this great game.
It is nothing short of a tragedy that most of the players here never had the opportunity to play in the national spotlight.
Written May 21, 2021
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TC415
Golden, CO109 contributions
If you're fan of baseball or history, don't miss this!
May 2021
I'm a life long baseball fan with a degree in history. I've wanted to visit this museum for years. I wasn't disappointed. They take a chronological approach to telling the story of baseball, and the origin and evolution of the Negro Leagues, and then the breaking of the MLB color barrier. They intersperse this with biographical stories of key people, as well as key historical events to situate the baseball stories in a larger context. It's very, very well done.
Written May 19, 2021
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burghughes
Greendale, WI928 contributions
I expected more
May 2021 • Family
This is not a bad experience but I really expected more memorabilia. This was really more of a history lesson than a museum. It was mostly reading. While the facts were interesting, I feel like I could have gotten them from a book and didn’t need to make the trip to KC for the museum.

The impact of the museum may have been lessened because the film at the entrance was not playing due to Covid restrictions, which was understandable.

Overall the museum is not large. My favorite part was the statues of great players organized on a baseball field at the end of the tour. I also loved the film about the writer for the Daily Worker, who did so much to raise awareness of the impact of baseball’s racial barrier.

Everyone we met was friendly. The museum itself is wheelchair accessible, but there is no disabled parking and the front door was not easy to navigate. Overs it was not a bad experience, but not as impressive as I had expected.
Written May 19, 2021
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Lorie C
Gilroy, CA34 contributions
Lots of stuff to read!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We went with our college age son. The museum was wonderful, lots of great displays and things to see. My only complaint was that there is alot to read so as more people came, it got a little traffic jammed as people stopped to read all the articles and displays. I love the historic area it is located in, maybe it just needs a little more space! But otherwise it was wonderful, and at times, very emotional as we learned the history of of these talented ball players.
Written April 14, 2021
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794Liz
Saint Louis, MO57 contributions
Lots of gems
Mar 2021
We do not get the education that we deserve when it comes to black history. What an awesome place to learn about things you have never been told. A gem, and a treat. We took our 2 teen boys, and they loved it too. This is a must see.
Written April 1, 2021
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William B
Sarasota, FL174 contributions
Everything it said it would be.
Mar 2021 • Solo
This place is amazing and very well maintained and the fee is quite inexpensive for what you get. Everything you want to know regarding the history of African American baseball ⚾ players you learn about it here the exhibits are quite impressive as well and it also has a mini theater 🎭 which is currently closed due to covid-19. There is a gift shop as well the people that operate this place are the best so believe me it's worth a visit.
Written March 27, 2021
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FellowTraveler730578
192 contributions
Absolutely superb!
Mar 2021 • Solo
I decided to visit this museum mostly because my sister ulis such a baseball fan but I was entranced. The photographs, newspaper clippings, videos, and interviews all contribute to an excellent time-line and history of the Negro Baseball Leagues. It illuminates the history of racism since reconstruction and how very talented players were not accepted into the "white sport of baseball" until that barrier was finally broken by Jackie Robinson in 1945. Josh Gibson was probably the best player ever and admitted into the baseball hall of fame in the 1990s, yet his fame is limited to fans and museum patrons. I HIGHLY recommend this museum, a great way to spend a couple of hours in Kansas City.
Written March 10, 2021
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namickey
Rochester, IL479 contributions
Please Don't Pass this by! Take time to educate yourself & take the kids
Feb 2021
From the wonderfully personable ladies at the front desk and coat desk to the last minute walking through the museum, this was so incredibly a great stop for us. If you take the time to look at each exhibit and read you will be shocked at how much you didn't know. *there are a few misprinted words I saw but I'm a proofreader and it didn't deter from the message.
Written February 6, 2021
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Melody L
Saint Paul, MN608 contributions
Play ball!
Jan 2021 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed this historical perspective of what it was like to be a professional athlete of color. Very informative and inspirational. We thought the life-size statues were amazing. Love the displays and how the history was presented without judgment. Wish we could’ve seen the film, but it was not offered due to precautions due to the pandemic. The gift shop was anemic, though.
Written January 19, 2021
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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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