The museum recreates the look, sounds and feel of the game’s storied past. The Negro Leagues were established in 1920. Video presentations and memorabilia in the 10,000 square-foot multimedia exhibit chronicle the history and heroes of the Negro Leagues, from the origin to the 1960s.
Exhibits include hundreds of photographs, historical artifacts and interactive computer stations. As the centerpiece, the Coors Field of Legends features 10 life-sized bronze sculptures of Negro Leagues greats, positioned on a mock baseball diamond as if they were playing a game. A documentary film, narrated by actor James Earl Jones, tells the story of the leagues through vintage film footage.
The Hall of Fame Lockers area pays tribute to the players who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The museum store features officially-licensed Negro Leagues merchandise.
In July 2006, the United States Congress designated this facility, America’s National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
It is important to point out, this is Not a Hall of Fame.
Admission: $10; age 65+, $9; ages 5-12, $6; younger than 5, free. Group rates are available.