The Sports Museum

The Sports Museum, Boston: Hours, Address, The Sports Museum Reviews: 4/5

The Sports Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Fun for the entire family, this museum highlights New England's athletes and teams through video footage, memorabilia and interactive exhibits. General Admission: Adults: $15 Seniors (65 +): $10 Students (7-18): $10 Children under 6: FREE Active Duty Military and their families: FREE WITH VALID ID
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Richard C
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Eric is awesome!!!
Aug 2021
Our family returned from a vacation in Boston a few days ago. I just wanted to take a moment to relate what I feel was truly one of the highlights of our trip. Our sons are huge sports fans and one of the things they really wanted to do while in Boston was to see TD Garden. Our son learned we could take a "behind-the-scenes" tour and was very excited to see the Garden.

We stopped by on Sunday but just missed the last tour of the day. The friendly museum staff suggested we stop back Monday morning if possible, which we did. We were extremely fortunate to go on the tour with Eric. He related that he has only been in Boston for a few months. It's quite obvious that he takes his job seriously, but we were all impressed at how professional, funny, knowledgable, informative, and engaging he is. Eric made an effort to get to know each member of the tour, answered many questions, and made the tour both educational and fun.
Written August 20, 2021
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Zigglorbio1
Indianapolis, IN7 contributions
Fun tour
Aug 2021 • Couples
Fun tour of the Stadium and Boston memorabilia. Tour guide was young but very knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for Boston sports. This was something my husband wanted to do, but even as a not very big sports fan, I still had a great time!
Written August 6, 2021
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Laura L
New London, NH2 contributions
Great tour
Feb 2020 • Family
We loved seeing all the memorabilia and enjoyed the tour. Our guide was full of interesting information; my kids and I really enjoyed the whole thing. Going up to the rafters and seeing all the club level areas and the old parquet floor was fun too.
Written March 3, 2020
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doug_pinkerton
Ashland, Kentucky6 contributions
See why Boston is...THE CITY OF CHAMPIONS!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Folks...the Boston Sports Museum Tour is a MUST when you’re in town!! I loved it because it represents EVERY sport in this incredible City! Being a fan of the Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots, this was amazing and well worth the money!! If you’re not a fan of Boston sports when you go in...you WILL be when you leave!!
Written November 1, 2019
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DG2205
London, UK50 contributions
Cool tour for sports fans
May 2019 • Solo
The New England Sports Museum tour is exciting for sports fans. There are numerous sports on exhibit from baseball to football, to the Boston Marathon, Olympic success to even Squash, with everything in between.

Due to the location of the tour being in TD Garden, it is heavily based around hockey and particularly basketball.

The tour costs $15 and lasts an hour. The tour guide took us around numerous artifices from the original Boston Garden and pieces of interest across Boston’s rich sporting history. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and clearly had a passion for sport.

For me, being a tourist from outside of the US who doesn’t have any knowledge on most US sports, the highlight was viewing the inside of the arena from hospitality seats. I’m interested in hockey and baseball, but have no knowledge of basketball so large amounts was completely lost on me. I did, however, still find it interesting.

Do check the website regards opening times as they do not run tours on event days. Last year I tried to visit the museum, but the Celtics were playing that evening (which due to my lack of knowledge of Basketball I was not aware of).

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the museum and learned a lot about sport in Boston.
Written May 13, 2019
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Hi DG2205, Thanks so much for the positive review - we are glad that you enjoyed your time at The Sports Museum! We hope you visit next time you're in town. The Sports Museum Team
Written May 20, 2019
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Carolyn N
11 contributions
Some much history. So much pride.
Jan 2019 • Couples
The amount and quality of memorabilia exceeded our expectations. Basketball. Hockey. Olympics. Boxing. Baseball. And more. Best tour ever!
Written January 17, 2019
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Hi carolynn877, We are so glad that you enjoyed your Sports Museum Tour! We hope you come back again the future as our exhibits are often changing due to our extensive collection.
Written February 26, 2019
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Sophie R
Ottawa, Canada41 contributions
Worth it!
Aug 2018 • Couples
Loved this place! We had to choose between the arena tour or the sports museum and we made the right choice by choosing this! The tour brings you in the arena so you do get to see it AND you get to see numerous artifacts such as Shaq's shoes and lifesize sculptures of famous players. Our guide Jo was super informative and we learned a lot about the history of TD, New England Sports and Sport overall. I highly recommend this to sports fans!
Written August 19, 2018
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Hi Sophie, We are so glad you enjoyed a Sports Museum Tour! I will definitely pass along your kind words to Jo. We hope you come to The Sports Museum again soon! The Sports Museum Team
Written August 23, 2018
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Dianna P
Syracuse, NY17 contributions
Closed the day we went
Jul 2018 • Family
Kind of disappointed that on a Saturday the museum was closed due to an event.
We didn’t think to check the website or call. After paying for parking and walking thru a construction zone, we waited in line in the gift shop to find out it’s closed.
Bummed out.
Written July 31, 2018
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Hi Dianna, We're sorry you couldn't make it a day we were open. We do hope you come back to The Sports Museum in the future! Our website is www.sportsmuseum.org. The Sports Museum Team
Written August 1, 2018
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ncdeb73
raleigh, nc73 contributions
Did the TD Garden Tour only...waste of time!
Jul 2018 • Family
During our visit to Boston and Maine, we did quite a few tours and this was the worst. Not only worst tour I've been in in New England, but worst tour ever. Please note that this review is for the TD Garden tour ONLY. We did not get to tour the Sports Museum. We had gone on the Duck Boat tour and with the duck tour, you get free admission to either the TD Garden Tour OR the Museum Tour. You don't get both. If you walk up and buy regular admission passes then you DO get both is my impression. So, yes, this was a "free" tour I was getting. Keep in mind I was with my son, a 14 year old sports nut, so free or not, he wanted to go on this tour. My son has also attended a camp (actually twice) in NC where they spend a whole week just visiting sports and arena venues, so he is well versed on arena type tours.
Our tour guide was a nice young man. His presentation was decent, but I felt as though the poor kid had nothing to work with.
During the beginning of our tour, he showed us the outside of the VIP room, said that there was really cool memorabilia in there but we weren't allowed in. Then, we went down to the floor and talked about the floor and the transition from basketball to hockey-interesting stuff, but you can't even go sit in a seat. So wait, it's not hockey season and not basketball season, but I can't even take a seat for a minute in the arena? Kind of makes no sense.
Then we went through the hallway where visiting teams stay and their locker rooms. It is also where performers may set up. The locker rooms are really bare bones and there is nothing at all interesting about them. It's seriously just an ugly empty locker room.
And that was about it for the tour.
Like I stated before, the was for the Garden tour only. Not the museum tour. It truly sounds like we make a wrong choice by not doing the museum tour. My bad. Even my 14 year old agreed that this was a horrible tour. If you want an incredible stadium tour, head over to Fenway. They know how to do it right...and they even let you sit in seats...on a GAME DAY at that. Yikes!
Written July 30, 2018
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Hello, We are sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at The Sports Museum. As for the Duck Boats - that is one free tour. We do not allow Duck Boat passes for both tours as that is not fair to the general public. Therefore, we make it equal as the general public pays $15 for both tours and same goes with the Duck Boat passes. I am sorry if you do not agree with this. We cannot allow the public to sit in the seats - this is TD Garden's rules, not ours. We have to abide to all of TD Garden's rules as they are generously hosting The Sports Museum, so whatever they say goes. Fenway Tours have separate rules and we have no affiliation. We can only bring the public down to the arena in the off-season. Again, this is TD Garden's rules. When the parquet/ice is down, we do not allow any behind the scenes tour. As for the visiting team locker rooms, I am sorry you were not impressed by these - we have no control over how they are designed. However, most enjoy this aspect as Lebron James and others have stood where you are standing - the locker room hallway has been fascinating to the public as that is where the Bruins and Celtics stand before going on on a game. Our apologies you did not enjoy this behind the scenes tour. I will pass along to the guide that you believed he was a nice man.
Written July 30, 2018
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Inam K
Islamabad, Pakistan611 contributions
The Sports Museum
Jul 2018 • Family
Representing Boston's rich sport heritage and Located on level 5 and 6 of TD Garden, the Museum features half mile of sports exhibits .open 10 to 4 daily except event days in TD garden with no fee for under 10 .
Written July 23, 2018
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Hi Inam, Thanks for the great overview of The Sports Museum! Just to clarify so people don't get confused, we are NOT open on event days here at TD Garden, and kids six and under are free, while kids 7-18 are $10. The Sports Museum Team
Written July 24, 2018
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