Rickwood Field Park
Rickwood Field Park
4.5
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Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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America's oldest baseball park and former home of the Birmingham Barons is a place where visitors can relive the magic of baseball's glory years.
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  • Glendawpb
    213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rich in History
    A stop by this baseball field gives a glimpse into the history of this stadium. There is a gift shop/museum which has memorabilia as well as souvenirs. Several photos depict players of days gone by. There is a display of Louisville slugger bats as well as baseball gloves, The gloves demonstrate the progression of a simple glove transitioning into a more detailed glove. I was lucky enough to catch a high school baseball game the afternoon of my visit. Very interesting stop. Definitely a must do for diehard baseball fans.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 April 2023
  • swearengen
    Colonia, New Jersey854 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Baseball Fan Must See
    This is a must for any baseball fan visiting Birmingham. I wasn't really sure what to make of it as we pulled up since there's not much as far as signs for visiting. But there was a couple of cars in the fenced in area near the front entrance, and we pulled in and parked. Looked around a little, and finally saw a small sign with an open door, so we went in and there was a few people there that said to walk around wherever we wanted to check it all out. In that room there was a few displays and some souvenirs for sale. Then we roamed around the stands and down on the field and dugout to take in the history and took a few photos. This was a very cool stop.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2023
  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, Minnesota1,474 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Absolute Gem
    We came here the summer before, but on a weekend - which is when they are closed (unless there is a game, which is apparently often in the summer) so we were only able to see the outside. This time we got to see it all. It’s a bit amazing that a piece of American history this old is a “free to roam” situation, but this makes the experience all the better. If you are interested in baseball at all, Birmingham is a great city for it, and Rickwood is part of that. Bring a camera as well since there’s plenty to photograph.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We came here the summer before, but on a weekend - which is when they are closed (unless there is a game, which is apparently often in the summer) so we were only able to see the outside. This time we got to see it all. It’s a bit amazing that a piece of American history this old is a “free to roam” situation, but this makes the experience all the better. If you are interested in baseball at all, Birmingham is a great city for it, and Rickwood is part of that. Bring a camera as well since there’s plenty to photograph.
Written 16 October 2023
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Steve D
Topeka, KS33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
If you are a baseball fan you need to visit Rickwood Field in Birmingham! You are quite literally walking back in time. The staff there bends over backwards to be accommodating - the director even played catch with my HS age son using 1930s mitts. The gift shop is little but the $ spent there all goes to a great cause.
Written 2 August 2023
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Andrew T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It was a very unique experience getting to visit the oldest active professional baseball field in the country. Be sure to visit the original wall (entrance is in the outfield) and the museum for a cool look into the history of the Birmingham Black Barons.
Written 13 July 2023
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Debra G
Port Washington, WI26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
So glad we stopped in. If you like baseball stop. The director was on site and gave use a cool overview, tons of information. What a treasure. Thank you!
Written 26 May 2023
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swearengen
Colonia, NJ854 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a must for any baseball fan visiting Birmingham. I wasn't really sure what to make of it as we pulled up since there's not much as far as signs for visiting. But there was a couple of cars in the fenced in area near the front entrance, and we pulled in and parked. Looked around a little, and finally saw a small sign with an open door, so we went in and there was a few people there that said to walk around wherever we wanted to check it all out. In that room there was a few displays and some souvenirs for sale. Then we roamed around the stands and down on the field and dugout to take in the history and took a few photos. This was a very cool stop.
Written 16 May 2023
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Glendawpb
Ocala, FL213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
A stop by this baseball field gives a glimpse into the history of this stadium. There is a gift shop/museum which has memorabilia as well as souvenirs. Several photos depict players of days gone by.

There is a display of Louisville slugger bats as well as baseball gloves, The gloves demonstrate the progression of a simple glove transitioning into a more detailed glove.

I was lucky enough to catch a high school baseball game the afternoon of my visit.

Very interesting stop. Definitely a must do for diehard baseball fans.
Written 13 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DenverJim48
Englewood, CO261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
So fortunate to get to walk historic Rickwood Field. Climbed up to the sportswriter's platform on the roof. An amazing historical display inside the building. How often an you walk the trail of history? So thankful.
Written 21 December 2022
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A piece of American history. Unfortunately, it was closed off, and I’m unsure how you can tour the facilities - it seems you need to sort that in advance. However, hop out of the car and read the sign for a bit of history, and then head over to the fence to check out the old advertisements in the outfield.
Written 17 December 2022
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genglertNorfolk_VA
Greenville, NC161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The only thing that would have made this better is if we had been able to actually walk inside. The young men who had their start here…. It is just inspiring to stand where they stood.
Written 10 October 2022
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Joesavage1953
Oakville, Canada99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Great experience for any and all sports fans. Beautiful memories are hear and we were so lucky to meet a wonderful gentleman who asked us to come inside. I could not believe that I walked on the same field and sat in the same dugout as Willy Mays, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and all of the player from the Birmingham Barons and the Birmingham Black Barons.

For any real baseball fan you will be almost in tears the entire time you are at this historic facility. I hope the corporate sponsors and the City of Birmingham continue to support this significant part of America’s history. You should too.
Written 1 October 2022
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