Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Afar Magazine

The 18th and Vine District is a testament to one of the most revered figures in Kansas City history, Buck O’Neil, who gained fame in Ken Burns’ documentary Baseball. Buck helped... Full review →



In the Museums at 18th & Vine complex, the cornerstone of the historic 18th and Vine district, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum documents the history of African-Americans in baseball... Full review →


Frommer's 34

These two unique museums, housed under one roof, are in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum tells the compelling story of segregated baseball, from... Full review →

Be sure to see the gallery with changing exhibits relating to jazz, baseball, and African-American life, as well as the film in the visitor center highlighting the golden days of the 1930s, when this very district boasted more than 60 jazz clubs and served as the commercial heart of Kansas City's African-American community.

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum covers African American teams (eg the KC Monarchs and New York Black Yankees) that flourished until baseball became fully integrated. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

The history of African-American baseball-from post-Civil War origins to Jackie Robinson's admission to the major leagues in the late 1940s-is recounted in the Negro Leagues Baseball... Full review →



Dedicated to the preservation of African American baseball history, the museum features displays, photographs, and artifacts from the late 1800s through the 1960s. The museum steadfastly... Full review →

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