Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City

4.7
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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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  • This review includes a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum, which are connected by a shared lobby. You can purchase tickets to each museum separately, or get a discounted price for purchasing the two together. The Baseball museum was absolutely amazing! It included a comprehensive history of African Americans playing baseball in the American baseball leagues from the beginning of baseball in America. It covered how, and why the Negro Leagues were formed, and follows the journey of the Negro Leagues through the integration of American baseball leagues. One of the things that I liked about the museum was that it had movie rooms throughout the museum that covered various aspects of the subject. I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The American Jazz museum was also educational and enjoyable. Located at 18th and Vine in Kansas City, it was right in the middle of the historic district where it all began. Walking into the museum the first room has a mural and a poem--Harmony On The Vine, by Glenn North, which was very profound. From there the museum opened to the legends of American Jazz-Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, and many many more. It followed the emergence of Bebop and modern jazz. Both museums had gift shops which had items of interest that could be purchased.
  • Friendly greeter made me smile! This museum shares a building with the Jazz museum, so make time to see both. Tons of good quality information to read and a short historical film. This is a well-done exhibit with a gift shop at the end. Parking is free and easy in this area.
  • Have wanted to see this place for many years and finally made the stop on my way home from Denver. I was amazed at all the cool artifacts they have gathered here! Spent a nice afternoon here, if you appreciate baseball and especially the African-American contribution to the game like I do, then you must check this museum out!
  • The Negro League Baseball Museum is an amazing museum literally packed with photos, articles and all sorts of game used equipment and uniforms from all the Negro League greats like Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson, Bob Thurman, Reuben Foster and Cool Papa Bell. Great to find out more about these legends of the diamond that played ball the way it is supposed to be played. Great for family family and people of all ages. The museum is also connected to the Jazz Hall of Fame as well. I have never been there, but it looks great.
  • A great visit for our group. I was impressed by all the memorabilia and never realized how baseball was such a great pastime for African Americans. I enjoyed reading the stories and watching videos on how blacks have played a big part in one of America's favorite sports.
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