Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

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Basic Information

Address: 301 Cherry St Macon, GA 31201
Phone Number: 478-752-1585
Fax Number: 478-752-1587
Director: Jim McLendon

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
Description:

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The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame's building resembles a turn of the century ballpark with a red-brick exterior and green roof. From the old style ticket booths to the brick columns in the rotunda and special lighting, the museum invites visitors to experience the history of sports in Georgia with more than 14,000 square feet of high-energy exhibit space and a Hall of Fame Corridor that honors the over 400 inductees. In addition, there is a 205-seat theater with exposed steel trellises based on the design of Ponce de Leon Park in Atlanta, and an interactive play area featuring a basketball court, soccer/football target area, trivia, and a NASCAR race car simulator.

Grade Levels:
Pre-K
K-5
6-8
9-12
Group Type: All groups are welcome!
Disabled Access:

We are wheelchair accessible and have a wheelchair for visitor use at no extra charge.

Program Type:

Sports history and education

Accreditation: The GSHF is a member of the International Sports Heritage Association
Admission/Tickets: Adults $8; Seniors, College Students and Military $6; Children ages 5-16 $3.50
Registration: Please call for groups larger than 10 people
Food: Snacks and drinks are available for purchase in the gift shop.
Length of Visit: Please allow 1 to 2 hours to enjoy the museum.
Student/Staff Ratio: 10/1
Max. Group Number: 100
Exhibits: 44,000 square feet of sports memorabilia on exhibit as well as interactive stations
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Gift shop on premises
Amenities: Restrooms, drinking fountains, elevator, gift shop, free parking. We have rooms available for group lunches with advance notice.
Videos/DVDs Shown: 'Dare to Be Great' - The GSHF's specially produced film highlighting several Hall of Famers and their pursuit of greatness.
Reservations Needed: Reservations required for guided tours only.
Directions:

Directions and contact information: http://gshf.org/site/contacts/

Nearby Attractions: The Tubman Museum, Grand Opera House, Ocmulgee National Park; The Big House Museum
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to celebrate outstanding athletic accomplishments of Georgians and to inspire the youth of our state to excellence.

Facility History:

Located in Macon, Georgia, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is the country's largest state sports museum at 43,000 square feet. Created in 1956 as the Georgia Prep Sports Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame has been in existence for more than 50 years. It was expanded in 1963 to encompass prep, college, amateur and professional sports. In 1999, it moved into a permanent new home in Macon.