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Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

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Address: 356 Field St, Greenville, SC 29601-3541
Phone Number: +1 864-235-6280
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The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum is located in the beautiful West End of...

The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum is located in the beautiful West End of Greenville, SC. When you come to visit the museum, you will actually be visiting the home that Shoeless Joe Jackson lived in with his wife, Kate, until his death in 1951. In 2006, the home of Joe Jackson was dismantled, moved three miles, and reassembled on Field Street in the historic West End of Greenville, SC, directly across the street from Fluor Field, home the Greenville Drive, a minor-league division of the Boston Red Sox. In July 2007, the house was deeded to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library foundation. On June 21, 2008, fans celebrated the dedication and grand opening of the museum! The not-for-profit museum displays records, artifacts, photographs, film and other items of interest associated with the historic life and baseball career of Shoeless Joe Jackson. A book collection related to baseball and its role in American culture is housed in Joe's former trophy room. Donations of books have been made by baseball enthusiasts from across America. The house number is 356, a reminder that Joe’s lifetime batting average was .356, the third highest in baseball history after Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby.The museum is FREE to all and there is also free on-site parking behind the museum! We also have a gift shop that accepts cash only. Come to see us & hang out at Shoeless Joe's house for a while! Our all-volunteer staff would love to give you a tour! Our passion is to educate old and new fans alike about one of the greatest baseball players in history!

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Sits across the street from Fluor Field Ball Park

Unfortunately, this museum is only open on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and by appointment other days, so we didn't get to tour it. But it sits just across the street from Fluor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne M
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, this museum is only open on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and by appointment other days, so we didn't get to tour it. But it sits just across the street from Fluor Field Baseball Park which was a stop on our Segway tour and our guide had lots of information on his home, starting with the fact that the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found so much history about the known Shoeless Joe Jackson. This is a place for interested youth and adults to savor.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I visited this place after running a marathon. Even with it being closed, the information on the signs, website, and internet gave great information about him and his professional experience. I really loved the footprints going around the side of the house (cleats, bench, stockings). It was a great way to show a great athlete.

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Thank Stacy B
Sharpsburg, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We didn't have time in our schedule to join in on their Saturday tour, so we took them up on scheduling a private tour on a Friday morning. They were more than happy to do this for us and share Joe Jackson's life story with us. I am thankful, too! I would've hated to miss it. I learned a lot... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little museum in Greenville. Free to the public with knowledgeable and passionate guides. Even non baseball fans will enjoy.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The museum is only open 4 hours a week, so we couldn't make that window. Still it's neat to check out what a small house it was, and you can see the 'shoeless' foot prints in the cement walk outside. I am glad it is preserved for us to enjoy today.

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Thank foxsocks
Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Neat little place right across from Fluor Field where the Greenville Drive play. They are a Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Only open on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The volunteer staff is very knowledgeable of the history of Shoeless Joe. Many pictures and artifacts make this an interesting place to see. Admission is free,... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Needed a new baseball cap for Grandson who lives in Boston. Wanted to send a surprise to him. It was a great place to shop and finding things that I wasn't really looking for, Oh!! That's what grandma's do. Found just what we wanted and much more..

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Thank Peggy M
Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Interesting museum of one of baseballs greats. The volunteers were friendly and very informative. Enjoyed all it had to offer.

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Georgetown, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

So we didn't get to see inside. But it's right across the ball field, so easy to find. Wish we could have stayed longer so we'd have been there when it's open. You can call and arrange a private showing, but we really didn't have time.

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