The Sports Museum

The Sports Museum Celebrating the Character (and Characters) of Boston Sports. Come visit us at TD Garden! The Sports Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution housed in the TD Garden that has served Boston and New England for more than 37 years.
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At The Sports Museum, we celebrate the character of Boston sports -- the unique brand of teamwork, determination, responsibility, courage, fairness, and other qualities of character possessed by our teams and athletes that make Boston "The Greatest Sports City in America." Equally important, we use this distinctly rich heritage to help build character in kids so that they can stand strong in the f

At The Sports Museum, we celebrate the character of Boston sports -- the unique brand of teamwork, determination, responsibility, courage, fairness, and other qualities of character possessed by our teams and athletes that make Boston "The Greatest Sports City in America." Equally important, we use this distinctly rich heritage to help build character in kids so that they can stand strong in the f

Operating as usual

09/13/2021

We are CLOSED today due to WWE coming to the Garden. We look forward to seeing our visitors tomorrow! Tickets can be bought in advance on http://sportsmuseum.org OR you can walk in for the 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM or 4PM tour.

On this day twenty years after 9/11, we remember all those who lost their lives so tragically – and salute all those fir...
09/11/2021

On this day twenty years after 9/11, we remember all those who lost their lives so tragically – and salute all those first responders (and others) who acted so heroically. We also remember the role that sports played in the national healing process, such as the ceremony involving Joe Andruzzi and his firefighter brothers. When it comes to sports in the aftermath of 9/11, what do you remember most – and why?

Twenty years later today we remember those we lost and all of the heroes who risked their lives to save others. Septembe...
09/11/2021

Twenty years later today we remember those we lost and all of the heroes who risked their lives to save others. September 11, 2001 was a day that changed us all. We will #neverforget

Twenty years later today we remember those we lost and all of the heroes who risked their lives to save others. September 11, 2001 was a day that changed us all. We will #neverforget

09/10/2021

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our website. If you are looking to go on a tour tomorrow, we are accepting walk-ins from 12PM-4PM!

Tours are every hour, on the hour (12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, and 4PM) and tickets can be purchased in the ProShop in North Station.

Happy Birthday, Rogie Vachon. The Hall of Fame goaltender played the final two seasons of his career (1980-1982) before ...
09/08/2021

Happy Birthday, Rogie Vachon. The Hall of Fame goaltender played the final two seasons of his career (1980-1982) before hanging up his pads for good.

The Bruins have had a number of great and colorful goaltenders through the years. Who is your all-time favorite – and why?

The Sports Museum wants to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day!
09/06/2021

The Sports Museum wants to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day!

The Sports Museum wants to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day!

Happy Birthday to the Hawk, the one and only Ken Harrelson. When it comes to stylish athletes that have graced our city,...
09/04/2021

Happy Birthday to the Hawk, the one and only Ken Harrelson. When it comes to stylish athletes that have graced our city, the Hawk makes the short list, for sure.

Who are some other Boston athletes that make your own personal best-dressed list?

On this day in 2007, in just his second start in the big leagues, Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter as the championship-bo...
09/01/2021

On this day in 2007, in just his second start in the big leagues, Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter as the championship-bound Red Sox beat the Orioles, 10-0. Wonder if any of Clay’s teammates said anything to him along the way. Traditional baseball etiquette demands that you don’t say a word. What are some other forms of traditional baseball etiquette that you find endearing – or exasperating?

Have you purchased tickets for a Private VIP Tour or a Public Tour yet? If not, what are you waiting for? The Sports Mus...
08/29/2021

Have you purchased tickets for a Private VIP Tour or a Public Tour yet? If not, what are you waiting for? The Sports Museum is BACK OPEN for tours‼️

Please check the daily schedule on our website for updates due to TD Garden Events and to your purchase tickets today!

Have you purchased tickets for a Private VIP Tour or a Public Tour yet? If not, what are you waiting for? The Sports Museum is BACK OPEN for tours‼️

Please check the daily schedule on our website for updates due to TD Garden Events and to your purchase tickets today!

Happy Birthday, Mike Torrez. In five seasons with the Red Sox (1978-1982), the burly righthanded pitcher won 60 games.  ...
08/28/2021

Happy Birthday, Mike Torrez. In five seasons with the Red Sox (1978-1982), the burly righthanded pitcher won 60 games. He is, of course, best remembered for surrendering the home run to Bucky “Bleeping” Dent in the 1978 playoff game.

We think that Torrez gets a bum rap for that one (it was a cheap, wind-aided, pop fly home run). Do you agree or disagree – and why?

The Sports Museum will be closed all day THURSDAY AUGUST 26th, FRIDAY AUGUST 27th, SATURDAY AUGUST 28th and will reopen ...
08/26/2021

The Sports Museum will be closed all day THURSDAY AUGUST 26th, FRIDAY AUGUST 27th, SATURDAY AUGUST 28th and will reopen SUNDAY AUGUST 29th at 10AM.

To purchase tickets when we are reopened, please go to our website here: www.sportsmuseum.org

The Sports Museum will be closed all day THURSDAY AUGUST 26th, FRIDAY AUGUST 27th, SATURDAY AUGUST 28th and will reopen SUNDAY AUGUST 29th at 10AM.

To purchase tickets when we are reopened, please go to our website here: www.sportsmuseum.org

On this day in 1965, Bill Russell signed the biggest contract in NBA history for the princely sum of $100,001 -- $1.00 m...
08/25/2021

On this day in 1965, Bill Russell signed the biggest contract in NBA history for the princely sum of $100,001 -- $1.00 more than rival Wilt Chamberlain. A superb psychological ploy from #6. When it comes to other great psychological ploys in Boston sports history, what else comes to mind?

LIMITED BIBS AVAILABLE!! Join The Sports Museum’s #BostonMarathon team this October 11th. Fundraising minimum is $5,000!...
08/24/2021

LIMITED BIBS AVAILABLE!! Join The Sports Museum’s #BostonMarathon team this October 11th. Fundraising minimum is $5,000!

If interested in running, please email The Sports Museum’s Development Coordinator, Rachel Locke, at [email protected]

LIMITED BIBS AVAILABLE!! Join The Sports Museum’s #BostonMarathon team this October 11th. Fundraising minimum is $5,000!

If interested in running, please email The Sports Museum’s Development Coordinator, Rachel Locke, at [email protected]

In guidance with the City of Boston, starting on Friday, August 27, 2021, all visitors will be required to wear masks. T...
08/23/2021

In guidance with the City of Boston, starting on Friday, August 27, 2021, all visitors will be required to wear masks. Those who do not comply will not be allowed on the tour and no refunds will be given.

Please reach out to The Sports Museum if you have any questions.

In guidance with the City of Boston, starting on Friday, August 27, 2021, all visitors will be required to wear masks. Those who do not comply will not be allowed on the tour and no refunds will be given.

Please reach out to The Sports Museum if you have any questions.

Happy Birthday to Tom Brunansky.  The right fielder belted 56 home runs in his four seasons with the Red Sox (1990-1992,...
08/20/2021

Happy Birthday to Tom Brunansky. The right fielder belted 56 home runs in his four seasons with the Red Sox (1990-1992, 1994). Brunansky is best known for the catch that he made (or didn’t make) deep in the right field corner of Fenway to clinch the late-season victory that gave Boston the AL East title in 1990.

Catch or no catch? The evidence points in favor of “Catch.” What do you think?

On this day in 1967 at Fenway Park, Tony Conigliaro was beaned by Jack Hamilton.  He staged a great comeback for the Sox...
08/18/2021

On this day in 1967 at Fenway Park, Tony Conigliaro was beaned by Jack Hamilton. He staged a great comeback for the Sox in 1969-1970 (56 HRs over the course of two seasons) before the injury derailed his career for good. Even though he tragically passed away in 1990, his legacy lives on. Heck, he even has a local restaurant chain named after him (Tony C’s).

What are some other historical connections involving Boston athletes and local bars, restaurants, and bowling alleys?

Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other in Boston?  We are proud to offer Private VIP Tours for your cor...
08/17/2021

Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other in Boston? We are proud to offer Private VIP Tours for your corporate group or family outing of any size! Book yours today here: http://info.sportsmuseum.org/book_viptours

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Our Private VIP Tours offer a customized, private tour with the two individuals responsible for The Sports Museum’s collection and exhibits. Your group will travel through Levels 5 and 6 of TD Garden to view all artifacts and exhibits featuring the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Marathon, and more.

A VIP Tour provides a personal and more private experience while receiving in-depth stories about our artifacts and exhibits that you cannot hear from anyone else.

Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other in Boston? We are proud to offer Private VIP Tours for your corporate group or family outing of any size! Book yours today here: http://info.sportsmuseum.org/book_viptours

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Our Private VIP Tours offer a customized, private tour with the two individuals responsible for The Sports Museum’s collection and exhibits. Your group will travel through Levels 5 and 6 of TD Garden to view all artifacts and exhibits featuring the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Marathon, and more.

A VIP Tour provides a personal and more private experience while receiving in-depth stories about our artifacts and exhibits that you cannot hear from anyone else.

Huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, and celebrities who spent the day with us at Renaissance Haverhill Ma on Mo...
08/16/2021

Huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, and celebrities who spent the day with us at Renaissance Haverhill Ma on Monday, August 9th for our double shotgun tournament.

Photos by Shotxmarv

Huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, and celebrities who spent the day with us at Renaissance Haverhill Ma Golf ...
08/16/2021

Huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, and celebrities who spent the day with us at Renaissance Haverhill Ma Golf Club on Monday, August 9th for our double shotgun tournament.

Photos by Shotxmarv

Huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, and celebrities who spent the day with us at Renaissance Haverhill Ma Golf ...
08/16/2021

Huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, and celebrities who spent the day with us at Renaissance Haverhill Ma Golf Club on Monday, August 9th for our double shotgun tournament.

Photos by Shotxmarv

Happy Birthday, Mike Vrabel. He was part of some great Patriots defenses, won three Super Bowl rings, and caught a zilli...
08/14/2021

Happy Birthday, Mike Vrabel. He was part of some great Patriots defenses, won three Super Bowl rings, and caught a zillion TDs as a goal line tight end. Now the coach of the Tennessee Titans, Mike retains a nexus to football in New England through his son Tyler, a starting offensive tackle for Boston College.

What are some other great father/son football duos from Boston and beyond?

We are about one month away from the 22nd Annual Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism 5K! Join the Boston vs. Bullies ...
08/13/2021

We are about one month away from the 22nd Annual Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism 5K!

Join the Boston vs. Bullies fundraising team to help keep our bullying prevention program free and accessible to all schools, after school programs, and youth organizations.

There is no fundraising minimum, but all who raise $100 will receive a Boston vs. Bullies jersey.

Sign up here: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/47965/2021-flutie-5k-for-autism/register?team=330493

We are about one month away from the 22nd Annual Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism 5K!

Join the Boston vs. Bullies fundraising team to help keep our bullying prevention program free and accessible to all schools, after school programs, and youth organizations.

There is no fundraising minimum, but all who raise $100 will receive a Boston vs. Bullies jersey.

Sign up here: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/47965/2021-flutie-5k-for-autism/register?team=330493

Happy Birthday, Ken Linesman. He enjoyed a 14-year career in the NHL,  skating six seasons with the #BostonBruins (1984-...
08/11/2021

Happy Birthday, Ken Linesman. He enjoyed a 14-year career in the NHL, skating six seasons with the #BostonBruins (1984-1990). In his stint here in the Hub, the crafty center amassed 125 goals (and 744 penalty minutes). He also possessed a great nickname: “The Rat.”

When it comes to #hockey nicknames in particular, what are your top 3 favorites? Cast thy vote.

32 years ago yesterday, the #RedSox retired Carl Yastrzemski’s #8 in a pre-game ceremony at #Fenway.  #Yaz played for a ...
08/07/2021

32 years ago yesterday, the #RedSox retired Carl Yastrzemski’s #8 in a pre-game ceremony at #Fenway. #Yaz played for a long time (1961-1983) – and he played the game exceedingly well. What is your favorite moment or memory of the man they called Yaz?

Happy Birthday, Troy O’Leary. His finest moment for the Olde Towne Team came in the decisive Game 5 of the 1999 ALDS vs....
08/04/2021

Happy Birthday, Troy O’Leary. His finest moment for the Olde Towne Team came in the decisive Game 5 of the 1999 ALDS vs. Cleveland, when he hit a grand slam and then a three-run homer (7 RBIs in all) to help lead the Sox to a 12-8 victory, completing a comeback from a 2 games to 0 series deficit. Pedro was the other hero that night. Some remember his heroics. Fewer remember O’Leary’s.

When it comes to other “Great Forgotten Clutch Performances” in Boston sports history, what else comes to mind?

On this day in 2007, 10-time All-Star Kevin Garnett, flanked by captain Paul Pierce and new teammate Ray Allen, are intr...
07/31/2021

On this day in 2007, 10-time All-Star Kevin Garnett, flanked by captain Paul Pierce and new teammate Ray Allen, are introduced to the media at a press conference at the TD Garden. KG had a profound impact on the franchise, both on and off the court – and just 11 months later, the Celtics were champions once again.

What did you appreciate the most about the one and only Kevin Garnett?

The Sports Museum has LIMITED bibs for the Boston Marathon this October 11th. We are looking for runners to join our 202...
07/29/2021

The Sports Museum has LIMITED bibs for the Boston Marathon this October 11th. We are looking for runners to join our 2021 Boston Marathon!

If you are interested in running, please email The Sports Museum’s Development Coordinator, Rachel Locke, at [email protected]

The Sports Museum has LIMITED bibs for the Boston Marathon this October 11th. We are looking for runners to join our 2021 Boston Marathon!

If you are interested in running, please email The Sports Museum’s Development Coordinator, Rachel Locke, at [email protected]

Baseball’s trade deadline is coming up on Friday.  The Red Sox have made a number of great deadline deals through the ye...
07/28/2021

Baseball’s trade deadline is coming up on Friday. The Red Sox have made a number of great deadline deals through the years. Which deal do you regard as the greatest -- and why?

On this day in 2004, A-Rod and Tek scuffled at Fenway.  Everybody remembers that.  What many forget is how the game ende...
07/24/2021

On this day in 2004, A-Rod and Tek scuffled at Fenway. Everybody remembers that. What many forget is how the game ended. Bottom of 9th, Sox down three runs, greatest closer of all time (Mariano Rivera) on the mound . . . and Boston comes back one last time, with the perpetually underrated Bill Mueller hitting a walkoff home run to win it, 11-10. The 2004 Red Sox were chock full of great players, personalities, and characters.

Who was your favorite – and why?

The late, great Dave Henderson was born on this day in 1958.  Hendu’s heroics in the 1986 ACLS and World Series earned h...
07/21/2021

The late, great Dave Henderson was born on this day in 1958. Hendu’s heroics in the 1986 ACLS and World Series earned him instant and permanent “folk hero” status here in the Hub.

When it comes to other “Folk Heroes of Boston Sports,” who else comes to mind – and why?

Happy Birthday (one day early) to Don Awrey, a rock solid defenseman on the powerful Bruins teams of the late 1960s and ...
07/17/2021

Happy Birthday (one day early) to Don Awrey, a rock solid defenseman on the powerful Bruins teams of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Every great team needs stars – and the Big Bad Bruins had a whole host of them (Bobby, Espo, Chief, Cheesy, Hodge, etc.). But it also needs unsung guys like Don Awrey.

When you think of some unsung heroes on great Bruins teams of the past (or present), who first comes to mind – and why?

THE SCULPTURES ARE BACK!! We have brought back our five sculptures of legendary Boston figures created by Armand Lamonta...
07/16/2021

THE SCULPTURES ARE BACK!! We have brought back our five sculptures of legendary Boston figures created by Armand Lamontagne.

These are all carved from basswood and currently stands on the 9th floor of #TDGarden along with the rest of The Sports Museum’s collection.

Check them out and more on Public now taking place 7 days a week 10AM-5PM or on a Private VIP tour!

The Sports Museum has FOUR bibs for the Boston Marathon this October 11th. We are looking for runners to join our 2021 B...
07/15/2021

The Sports Museum has FOUR bibs for the Boston Marathon this October 11th. We are looking for runners to join our 2021 Boston Marathon!

If you are interested in running, please email The Sports Museum’s Development Coordinator, Rachel Locke, at [email protected]

The Sports Museum has FOUR bibs for the Boston Marathon this October 11th. We are looking for runners to join our 2021 Boston Marathon!

If you are interested in running, please email The Sports Museum’s Development Coordinator, Rachel Locke, at [email protected]

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100 Legends Way
Boston, MA
02114

Take the Green or Orange line to North Station. The admissions area is located at the Premium Seating Entrance at the West Entrance of the TD Garden.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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(617) 212-6814

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The Sports Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution housed in the TD Garden that has served Boston and New England for more than 40 years. At The Sports Museum, we celebrate the character of Boston sports -- the unique brand of teamwork, determination, responsibility, courage, fairness, and other qualities of character possessed by our teams and athletes that make Boston "The Greatest Sports City in America." Equally important, we use this distinctly rich heritage to help build character in kids so that they can stand strong in the face of drugs, violence, and other dangers. Our mission is to use sports to teach the values of leadership, respect, and cooperation to our youth. Over 20,000 students will participate this year in our educational programs that we deliver to that end, including Boston vs Bullies, Stand Strong, the Will McDonough Writing Contest and more. ALL bags are PROHIBITED.


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A CURATOR'S CHRISTMAS #3 A rugged all surface basketball. Naturally, it had to be a Bob Cousy Super K model that Johnny Most would have described as tickling the twine before the last egg nog was poured in our den as my brother and I dashed outside, cleared the snow from our driveway and soon had to pump air into the chilled "rock" every 1/2 hr or so to continue playing HORSE and one on one.
A CURATOR'S CHRISTMAS #2 
Skates. In the pre climate change days of the sixties and early seventies outdoor ice beckoned for day long pick up hockey sessions on Elm Pond in Worcester where snowy Bean boots and metal thermoses filled with hot chocolate served as goalposts. The fact the public park had lights was an added plus. Shin guards were a big plus as were extra pucks to replace the ones we'd later spy submerged months later. Happy Holidays to one and all. Stay Safe.
A CURATOR'S CHRISTMAS #1 (A gallery of some of my favorite holiday gifts) As a kid growing up in Worcester nothing was better than Santa's delivery of a football, preferably an official Wilson "Duke" NFL ball that was, no doubt, purchased at Spags, It was immediately pressed into service for snowy backyard re-enactments of NFL films schtick complete with a hummed chorus of the "What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor" thrown in for good measure. Go long on four. Hut.
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100 YEARS AGO TODAY Boston Braves pitcher Joe Oeschger and Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Leon Cadore each pitched 26 innings in a 1-1 tie at Braves Field in what has to be one of the most weird and amazing games in major league history. Darkness halted the game and both pitchers slept for a least a full day following their marathon feat. What was going through their manager's minds as they kept trotting out for inning after inning? No pitch count but I'm guessing both men had to have thrown at least 400 pitches apiece as they pitched nearly three complete games in one mind bending outing.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings # 10 The Hasselbeck Boys. (L-R Tim, father Don, and brother Matt) The pride of Xaverian Brothers High in Westwood and Boston College.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #9 The DiMaggios, Dom and Vince played in Boston on the Red Sox and Braves respectively. They're shown here posed at Candlestick Park for a reunion celebrating the San Francisco Seals, the AAA team for which they all played. The Seals were also once a farm team of the Red Sox.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #8 The pride of Thayer Academy, Kelly and Tony Amonte....our gift to Chicagoland sports. Northwestern University lacrosse coach Kelly is considered one of, if not, the best women's lacrosse player in US history and Tony starred with Jeremy Roenick at Thayer before heading to BU and then embarking on a 16 season NHL career. Tony is currently the boys hockey coach at Thayer.
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings # 7 The Fuscos (L-R, Harvard Hobey Baker Trophy winners, Lane MacDonald, Jimmy Vesey, Scott Fusco and Mark Fusco
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings # 6 Ramon and Pedro Martinez
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings #5 The Flutie Boys
Happy National Sibling Day/ Boston Sports Siblings # 4 The Conigliaros