Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City

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At Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, you can chart the progress of black Americans in baseball from the inception of the Negro National League in 1920 to the Negro American League, which disbanded in 1960. A self-guided tour of the museum is laid out in chronological order. At the Early Years exhibit, you can learn about the origins of black Americans in baseball after the Civil War, later learn about the power of the press in relation to this subject, and eventually explore the push for equality and nonsegregation in the sport. View hundreds of photographs of players from all the leagues over a period 40 years, and watch several films, including one narrated by actor James Earl Jones. Take a look at our Kansas City driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • What a fun and educational day we had at the museum! I never knew what a rich history Kansas City had with baseball. The museum is laid out in a very easy to follow self-guided way but I think we luck...  more »
  • 1. Entry price is reasonable. $10 pp 2. Parking was free and easy on a Sunday. 3. It was not crowded. Was quiet so you could think about what you were reading. 4. It is full of information and has a s...  more »
  • First time in this museum; and we loved it. I love the way the museum is laid out around the baseball field. Nice mixture of video clips, memorabilia, uniforms, and things to read. I walked away with ...  more »
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  • One of the best experiences I have had. While not a baseball fan this should be a mandatory educational experience for young people today. The players played to the highest levels of Baseball, were very professional, served their country that hated them in one of the greatest wars of our time. They acquired themselves in such a way that the media and the American people clamored for better pay, treatment, and access for Negro league players. Modern players could learn a lot from their predecessors.
  • I went with the hubs because he is a huge baseball fan. Me? Not so much but I am very glad I went! This is a piece of history that everyone should learn about. There is a mock baseball diamond with life-sized bronze statues of players. Did you know there was a woman who played? I do now. Many video clips that explain the history of the Negro Leagues, baseballs signed by every player in the league, uniforms, equipment and much more. Go! I insist!
  • Wonderful time with my family. A great stop on your historical tour of Kansas City for sure! The staff are so friendly and helpful. Make sure you stop by while you're in town!
  • An enlightening and entertaining experience that was truly educational about an often forgotten era of baseball in the U.S. Anyone with more than a passing interest in baseball and history would be well advised to visit the museum. Very highly recommended.
  • Really needs updating and a deep cleaning. Wonderful subject matter, just very limited amount of exhibits and a lot of them are damaged/worn/dusty. Lovely area of town as well.

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