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Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

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Address: 356 Field St, Greenville, SC 29601-3541
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+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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full of baseball fans -- which i'm not but i still enjoyed museum

i flew into Greenville on my way to Lake Lure, NC & had to spend the nite due to rental car desks closed upon arrival. the next morning i decided to check out downtown - why not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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South Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i flew into Greenville on my way to Lake Lure, NC & had to spend the nite due to rental car desks closed upon arrival. the next morning i decided to check out downtown - why not, i was there?! while driving thru some well marked historical neighborhoods I came up the Joe Jackson museum. a cute little house moved... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my husband here as a surprise. He LOVED it!! The staff is VERY knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of baseball and general history. Next time ... I would have booked tickets to a game at the stadium for a Greenville Drive game - walking distance - and made a full day of it.

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Thank KLRF1
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is good to take the kids and entire family. They learn even while not realizing it. Afterwards take in a game and even get a funnel cake. :)

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Thank Bobby C
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While baseball fans know Shoeless Joe and will be intrigued with the information / exhibits in this tiny museum, non-fans will find it an "I'm glad we stopped in" experience. Housed in Joe Jackson's former home, the museum is open only on Saturdays. The volunteer at the museum was a font of information; the memorabilia, photographs, library and details about... More 

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Thank Quetzel55
san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good info. Have the curator give his spiel and you will find Joe was not involved in the BlackSox scandal

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Thank tedkop
Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I nice museum for Shoeless Joe with a lot of information. Located right across from Fluor Field is even better.

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Thank christopher c
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Excellent museum! We were in town on a Wednesday and had to make an appointment to see the museum. Bill met us and gave us a private tour which was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable about Shoeless Joe Jackson and the history of the game of baseball. My husband was really looking forward to visiting this museum and he enjoyed... More 

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Thank Ducky21
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Shoeless Joe Jackson was a member of the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox that supposedly threw the World Series against the Cincinatti Reds. Joe was also a local legend that grew up in Greenville.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

It's cool they moved his house near the baseball stadium. Workers are friendly and knowledgeable. A nice little visit.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

I learned first that Shoeless Joe was a native when I saw his statue on Main Street near Falls Park. Being a sports fan, I knew I would eventually find my way to this museum. I was warmly greeted, and the docents who run the place were available and eager to talk baseball and history with me. It was a... More 

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