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“Don't miss this gem of a museum”

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum
Ranked #27 of 101 things to do in Greenville
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We made a special detour through Greenville just to see this museum and we are very happy that we did. My 9 year old son and 8 year old daughter loved it - it helps that my son had read about the famous "Shoeless Joe" so he was able to appreciate a lot of the story. Our guide, Arlene, was wonderful. She's truly passionate about Greenville's history and the life of Mr. Jackson. They opened the museum just for us - if you email them directly they can accommodate a private tour. We loved having the museum all to ourselves. And I especially enjoyed the original decor of the bathroom and kitchen. The City of Greenville did right by their most famous resident - and he would be happy. And they have a great little gift shop inside as well - bring cash (no credit cards) and don't forget to leave a donation (as the entrance is free). You'll be glad you went.

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Reviewed 24 November 2012

Free to visit - Shoeless Joe Jackson's home as he lived in it. Very quaint and authentic. Loved the kitchen and furnishings from that era. Our guide was knowledgeable and had interesting stories to tell. You could tell he was very passionate about preserving the history.

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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Imagine a baseball shrine right in the house of a baseball legend. That's exactly what you have in the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. Filled with baseball artifacts of all kinds, the museum offers you the unique opportunity to walk in Joe's shoes, or should I say, his socks. Once you see, hear and read about Joe Jackson and his remarkable career - you'll understand why Babe Ruth called Joe Jackson the "bestest" hitter he ever saw. The museum is only a short distance from the textile mill's ball field - an amazing visit in itself - where Joe's thrilling baseball skills were first nurtured and noticed. The Museum, located at 356 Field Street (.356 also happened to be Joe's lifetime batting average - 3rd highest in baseball history) is - quite fittingly - across the street from Flour Field - Greenville's Minor league home of the Boston Red Sox.
Again; If you love baseball - you will absolutely love The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum.
Mike Wallach

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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Museum has limited hours but does consider private tours. Museum volunteers were very friendly and informative. While the museum is small (since it is in the home that Shoeless Joe owned for the last ten years of his life), the quality of the displays and information makes it well worth your time for a visit.

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