We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
+1 816-221-1920
Review Highlights
Very very informative

This museum is very good. From the lifelike statues of famous players in their positions around the... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Kansas City, Missouri
Fantastic venue for any baseball fan

Outstanding, respectful tribute to the Negro Leagues and the players and personalities that made... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Read all 777 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jackie robinson” (31 reviews)
“same building” (35 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
+1 816-221-1920
Write a Review
Reviews (777)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

161 - 170 of 774 reviews

Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum is very good. From the lifelike statues of famous players in their positions around the baseball diamonds to the different teams, uniforms, and equipment that they used back in the day this museum is definitely worth a visit.

Thank blade799
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Outstanding, respectful tribute to the Negro Leagues and the players and personalities that made them so great. It is a great baseball museum and a fitting tribute to the men who helped build the game.

Thank threegoalnight
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The Negro League museum experience is a religious one. The exhibits portray a triumph of good over evil, complete with villains, heroes and tragedies of biblical proportions. It is well worth the admission fee, be you black or white. That being said, some of the...More

Thank Pentaburks
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We spent about 2 hours here, but you could certainly spend alot more time . It is very nice and well laid out. Excellent history about the Negro leagues.

Thank bjanavice
Reviewed 6 September 2016

In town for baseball weekend, I had heard good things about this museum. I was horribly disappointed. This museum has the feel of having been put together many years ago on a modest budget. One can learn as much from a decent Ken Burns documentary...More

Thank Xmtler
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The first plus was we arrived just as a parade from the Historically Black Colleges community was beginning. So we got to watch the parade, then went into the museum. The video is excellent, and the displays/memorabilia are well laid out. Overall it was very...More

Thank 690marjorieb
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Excellent history of the Negro Baseball leagues from when they started to when they went away. From the first lighted ball games to players being fined $5 if they got tacked out while standing to the Geddy Lee autographed baseball collection, it is worth the...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great destination in Kansas City. This is a small museum jam-packed full of information on the Negro baseball leagues. Your tour will start with a video presentation narrated by James Earl Jones. Don't miss it as this helps your understanding of the exhibits you'll see...More

Thank Brett O
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Have been here twice, once at least 20 years ago and recently. What a gem for a period of time best not forgotten lest it happen again. The amount of information, photos and memorabilia was amazing. Adjacent is the Jazz Museum which was not there...More

Thank husker757
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this wonderful little museum on a quick visit to KC. I was more than pleased as it exceeded my expectations by incorporating not only baseball history, but also a brief but powerful description of the history of segregation in America. If you're a baseball...More

Thank MJK1947
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Arthur Bryant's BBQ
1,423 reviews
.54 km away
Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates
157 reviews
1.50 km away
352 reviews
1.36 km away
Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
21 reviews
1.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
American Jazz Museum
244 reviews
.03 km away
18th and Vine District
58 reviews
.08 km away
KC Barbecue Tours
231 reviews
.55 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
2 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from dorcasm772 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can rent out the space. I do not know the amount for the hourly rate. My group rented the whole venue for about 6 hours plus the patio area. We had buses to drop us off and pick up. Plus we had an outside... More
2 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ICDTravel | Reviewed this property |
I was also a part of a larger group and I am not sure about rental cost details.
4 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from LAMCD258 | Reviewed this property |
You should allow a couple hours, it's not huge but there is lots to see, you could breeze through in one hour, if you like to look at the details then plan on 2. There is also an adjacent Jazz museum and you could do both... More