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Address: 356 Field St, Greenville, SC 29601-3541
Phone Number: 864-235-6280
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The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum is located in the beautiful West End of...

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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Wonderful little museum in Greenville. Free to the public with knowledgeable and passionate guides. Even non baseball fans will enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christina P
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little museum in Greenville. Free to the public with knowledgeable and passionate guides. Even non baseball fans will enjoy.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is only open 4 hours a week, so we couldn't make that window. Still it's neat to check out what a small house it was, and you can see the 'shoeless' foot prints in the cement walk outside. I am glad it is preserved for us to enjoy today.

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Thank foxsocks
Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Neat little place right across from Fluor Field where the Greenville Drive play. They are a Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Only open on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The volunteer staff is very knowledgeable of the history of Shoeless Joe. Many pictures and artifacts make this an interesting place to see. Admission is free,... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Needed a new baseball cap for Grandson who lives in Boston. Wanted to send a surprise to him. It was a great place to shop and finding things that I wasn't really looking for, Oh!! That's what grandma's do. Found just what we wanted and much more..

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Interesting museum of one of baseballs greats. The volunteers were friendly and very informative. Enjoyed all it had to offer.

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Georgetown, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

So we didn't get to see inside. But it's right across the ball field, so easy to find. Wish we could have stayed longer so we'd have been there when it's open. You can call and arrange a private showing, but we really didn't have time.

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Thank JeanJ1
Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is a low key, run by volunteers, free museum in Shoeless Joe Jackson's house. It sits across the street from the Greenville Drive stadium. Open 10-2 on Saturdays, it is worth a visit. The baseball obsessed of any age will have a great time and enjoy it immensely.

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Thank Jeff R
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

It's small, but if you're in the area on a Saturday definitely stop in for a bit. The staff are very knowledgeable and it's a nice preserved piece of history.

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Thank Kristin S
Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great history on one of baseball's greatest - and under appreciated players. Right beside Fluor Field so go early and enjoy the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We really didn't know what to expect but decided to go anyway just to say we went. It was a GREAT and wonderful museum. We had a wonderful guide telling us all about Joe and his family. It was a delightful experience.

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