The North Carolina Baseball Museum is located at 300 Stadium Street in Wilson, North Carolina on the grounds of Historic Fleming Stadium. The museum contains memorabilia from every aspect of North Carolina’s long, proud history with the sport of baseball.
The North Carolina Baseball Museum is located
at 300 Stadium Street, and easily found in downtown Wilson, North Carolina on the
grounds of Historic Fleming Stadium. The museum contains memorabilia from every
aspect of North Carolina’s long, proud history with the sport of baseball,
dating back to the early twentieth century.
Plan on having some time to spend when arrive. The memorabilia within the North Carolina
Baseball Museum ranges in size from as small as a button to as large as a
section of seats, and make sure you leave time to tour the grounds of Fleming
Stadium as well. A welcome break from
the beaches and lighthouses the area is famous for, for any fan of baseball,
this is a must see on your trip to eastern North Carolina.
Within the walls of the museum the cavernous
3328 square feet of historic memorabilia are highlighted by an array of showcases
which can be found for all seven of the state’s Baseball Hall of Fame
inductees: Luke Appling, Rick Ferrell, Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Gaylord
Perry, Buck Leonard, Enos Slaughter, and Hoyt Wilheim. As well, Hall of
Fame inductees who played games during their minor league careers at Fleming
Stadium are also showcased. The museum
pays homage to the talents of individual such as Rod Carew, Richie Ashburn,
Robin Roberts and Ted Williams, along with such well known notables as Trot
Nixon, Josh Hamilton, Freddie Bynum and Landon Powell. The North Carolina
Baseball Museum features a wondrous “Walk of Fame”; a rare collection of
decorative masonry to honor the memory of, and provide recognition to players,
coaches, managers, owners, fans and their families. The museum also boasts
an extensive collection of memorabilia for collegiate North Carolina teams as
well as the many Minor League teams who have played in the state. Alongside these innumerable artifacts there
are showcases laden with historical tributes to the Negro League players and
teams as well as the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
The museum is open year around, Thursday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and
hosts annual autograph signings and “meet & greet” events throughout the
year. Memberships to the North
Carolina Baseball Museum are available.
Lifetime Memberships cost $250.00, Annual Memberships cost $25.00, Family
Annual Memberships cost $60 and one year Corporate Memberships cost $100. Daily Admission: 17
& under $1.00; 18 - 65 years old $3.00; over 65 years $1.00. Tour groups are welcome! For more information call Kent Montgomery at