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Ty Cobb Museum, Royston

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The Ty Cobb Museum is a museum located in Royston, Georgia, that honors Baseball Hall of Fame player Tyrus Raymond Cobb. The museum contains art and memorabilia, film, video, books and historical archives of Cobb as well as several other notable people from Franklin County, Georgia.

Items on display include Cobb's 1907 American League batting champion medal. The Cobb Theater features stadium-style seating accented by a beautiful mural. A video features the narration of Georgia Bulldogs broadcasting legend Larry Munson, interviews with Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones and ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons, along with rare footage and still photographs of Ty Cobb.

The museum also houses the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame. Charter inductees are Cobb, 1943 American League MVP Spud Chandler, National Football League Pro Bowl lineman Tony Jones and College Football All-American quarterback Dee Dowis.
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  • Having recently relocated to the North Georgia mountains, we have been exploring the sites and attractions. One of our biggest surprises has been the Ty Cobb Museum. The history of this phenomenal pla...  more »
  • My hubby's brothers and dad worshipped Ty Cobb. The museum was very informative for fans and general public. Stop by the gift shop and purchase some memorabilia. We paid $5 each for admission. Well wo...  more »
  • Worth the minor price of admission. Small but beautifully organized. What a wonderful man on and off the field. He was a hero to many because of how he played the game and lived his life. We need remi...  more »
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  • Ty Cobb: A great ballplayer and a greater Georgian. Unique collection of personal relics and preservation of Cobb's legacy. A misrepresented man in the mainstream light; this museum showcases Cobb's lasting effects that reach beyond baseball.
  • Wow, what a great museum. Staff is so knowledgeable. Had a wonderful visit and learned things about Ty Cobb I didn't know. We were in Georgia for a week, and this was one of the highlights. Would definitely make this stop again if we're ever back.
  • This is a nice little museum dedicated to the town's favorite son. It's in the lobby of a medical center, with the ticket counter and gift shop occupying the entrance and the actual museum taking up a suite. The multimedia displays are informative and there are a few Ty Cobb artifacts, but mostly just reproduction pictures and displays. It was an enjoyable stop, but some of the museum seems to be aimed at rehabilitating Cobb's reputation and a 'dirty' player.
  • One of those great places you only see by traveling the back roads!
  • Great place for the kids to learn the history of baseball.

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