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MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME

Braves HOF and Musueum

Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum & HOF/Tours

The Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum & Hall of Fame (BMHF) is an education and entertainment venue, which features more than 600 Braves artifacts and photographs that trace the team's history from its beginnings in Boston (1871-1952) to Milwaukee (1953-65) to Atlanta (1966-present). It is located on the northwest side of Turner Field at Aisle 134.

Hours of Operation

Baseball Season (April - September)
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday 1-3 p.m.
Tours are not available on days when the Braves have afternoon home games.

Off-Season (October - March)
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed: MLK Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 23-January 2

The museum opens two and a half hours before each game and closes in the middle of the seventh inning.

Tours start at the top of each hour and last approximately one hour. No reservations are necessary for individuals or groups of less than 20 people. Tickets can be purchased the day of your tour at the main ticket window. Free parking is available in the Green Lot.

Admission

Admission to the museum during games is one token ($2) and $5 on non-game days. Walk-up tour tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children and $10 for groups of 20 or more. Walk-up tickets can be purchased at the Braves ticket window at Turner Field and groups of 20 or more must make reservations two weeks in advance by calling (404) 614-2311 or emailing turnerfieldtours@braves.com. Prices for school groups are listed below.

Bobby Cox $6 Tour Days

In honor of Bobby Cox's last season as Braves manager, tours of Turner Field will be $6 (half price) on the following days in 2010:

  • April 10 - Bobby earned his first managerial win in 1978
  • May 21 - Bobby's birthday
  • June 16 - Bobby became the winningest manager in Braves history with 1,005 wins in 1998
  • July 11 - Bobby managed the 2000 All-Star Game at Turner Field
  • August 28 - Bobby earned his 1,500th career win in 1999
  • September 29 - Bobby earned his 2,000th career win in 2004

Educational Tours

The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame offers five specialized tours tailored to elementary and junior/senior high school students.

Social Studies tour: The Social Studies tour focuses on the history of the Braves organization and the different cities and states that are home to Major League baseball teams. The tour also concentrates on the impact baseball has on the economy and city of Atlanta as a whole.

Mathematics tour: The Mathematics tour details how baseball is a game of numbers. This tour gives students an introduction to some of the statistics in baseball and how they are calculated and used during a game.

Careers in Sports tour: The Careers in Sports tour is targeted towards high school students and provides a general overview and perspective of different career opportunities available in the sports industry, specifically Major League Baseball.

Regular/History tour: The original tour of Turner Field provides information of the history of the stadium, team, and the different areas on the tour route, including Coca-Cola Sky Field, the press box, broadcast booth, dugout, clubhouse, Scout's Alley; and the Braves Museum Store.

Turner Field school group tours can be scheduled by calling 404-614-2311 or emailing turnerfieldtours@braves.com. The cost is $5 for students and $7 for adults. Complimentary admission is granted for one adult per every ten students.

Exhibits

Atlanta (1966-present)

This section begins with a 14-minute video on Atlanta Braves highlights beginning opening day in 1966, along with a photo opportunity on the original dugout bench from Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (AFCS). Hank Aaron's 715th home run bat and ball, the 1995 World Series trophy, and Dale Murphy's 1982 & 1983 MVP Awards can be seen in this area. Lockers from AFCS highlight artifacts from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, along with more than 200 items from the Braves unprecedented 14 Straight Division Championships (1991-2005) in a new exhibit called "14 Straight."

Milwaukee (1953-1965)

Along with numerous artifacts from the 1957 World Series and the team's relatively short stay in Milwaukee, this section features a 26-foot cross section of an original 1954 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Car, the "Bobolink," with a refurbished interior and artifacts from the time period. Visitors are able to walk through the car and listen to an audiotape of baseball great Hank Aaron and broadcast legend Ernie Johnson describing their experiences riding on trains with the team.

Boston (1871-1952)

This section features a painted mural of South End Grounds, which was home to the team from 1871 to 1915. While in Boston, the Braves were called the Red Stockings, Beaneaters, Doves, Rustlers and Bees, which is outlined by the "What's in a Name?" display. Along with more than 10 different Boston jerseys, this area also includes exhibits on the 1914 and 1948 World Series, Babe Ruth as a Brave, 1948 Rookie of the Year Alvin Dark, and Braves that served in the military.

Other Exhibits

Braves Hall of Fame

This exhibit features photographs and artifacts of the 20 members of the Braves Hall of Fame.

Braves Leaderboard

This giant scoreboard features franchise and Atlanta leaders in pitching and hitting. Updated daily, the board keeps visitors abreast of upcoming Braves records and milestones.

Braves in Cooperstown

This exhibit features photos of the 45 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame who wore a Braves uniform during all or some portion of their careers. The most recognizable names include Hank Aaron (1954-74), Babe Ruth (1935), and Cy Young (1911).

The Transformation of Turner Field

This short video begins with footage from the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, held at Olympic Stadium (now Turner Field). It shows the progression of the Olympic Stadium being transformed into Turner Field over a seven month period.

Braves Hall of Fame (Located on the Club Level)

Established in 1999, the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame honors those players, managers, coaches, and other individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the Braves franchise.

For information on the 2010 Braves Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony, please call (404) 614-2310.

Braves Hall of Fame Members