That’s what you’ll feel the moment you step inside one of Tampa’s finest houses. Al Lopez, the first professional baseball player from Tampa to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, was a rare talent, and a genteel man. His fame never overshadowed his desire to leave a legacy for those who would come after. He paved the road to greatness with his strong and steady determination.
In this house, he spent countless hours dreaming about a game he so loved. Now, you can experience all that he, and other Tampa baseball legends, revered.
Run the bases with us and explore exhibits that will put 125 years of local baseball heritage into perspective. Exhibits touch on every level of the sport from local minor leagues, to the big names from Tampa who made the game great like Tino Martinez, Fred McGriff, Lou Piniella, Wade Boggs, Tony LaRussa, and Dwight Gooden.
He paved the road to greatness with his strong and steady determination.
Visit the Tampa Baseball Museum to explore Tampa’s rich baseball heritage. See history unfold through the original artifacts that made the game and those who played it so special.
Al Lopez, Wade Boggs, Lou Piniella and countless others knew it was their ticket to the majors. This just wasn’t a sport…it was their oxygen. Baseball equaled opportunities and that meant freedom to pursue dreams. Most of all, this game, and the traditions it embodied, played a major role in shaping the community they came from and helped integrate the wide range of cultures and heritage in our region.
The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House will celebrate and embrace the past, present, and future of Tampa baseball and its people from Little League to Major League, and everything in between, including factory, inter-social, municipal, Cigar City, and Negro leagues.
The permanent exhibit, along with a rotating exhibit, will cover more than 125 years of baseball heritage. As we work toward opening, we’re seeking artifacts and memorabilia to preserve and honor Tampa’s historic role in the game of baseball.
See types of items that may be of interest and submit items for consideration on the Contribute page.
Baseball equaled opportunities and that meant freedom to pursue dreams.
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When the Tampa Baseball Museum opens its playbook, we’ll gladly welcome visitors from across the state, country and world.
From Little League teams, to school groups, and community groups who want to see this special space dedicated to the preservation of Tampa’s legends, we’ve got you covered.
Inspiring, informative docent-led tours of the museum can be reserved online by emailing GroupTours@TampaBaseballMuseum.org, or by calling (813) 247-1434.
Please reserve your tour at least a month in advance. When reserving your tour date, please let us know if you’ll need bus parking.
Special arrangements can be made for evening tours and private events.
Experience Tampa Bay's iconic baseball heritage! We invite you to to visit with family, friends, colleagues, and out-of-town guests.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
2003 N. 19th Street
Tampa, Florida 33605
$10 Seniors 65+, military, first responders, educators and Students 18+ years of age (ID Required)
Add $2 for a two-museum ticket that includes the Ybor City Museum State Park
Free admission for children five years and younger
The Museum is ADA compliant, including the restrooms. Access for wheelchairs and those who must avoid stairs is available via the ramp to the right of the building.
Tampa Baseball Museum welcomes trained service animals. Personal pets are not considered service animals under the ADA and are not allowed in the Museum.
Ride the TECO Line Streetcar to the Tampa Baseball Museum. Streetcar Station #1 – Centennial Park (8th Avenue & 20th Street) is conveniently located near the museum. From the station, walk one block west and make a right (north) onto 19th Street. The museum will be one-and-a-half blocks ahead on your right.
Parking options include City of Tampa lots near the museum at 19th St. and 8th Ave. (first two hours are free when you enter your tag number) and on-street Pay-by-Plate parking spaces throughout Ybor City. Economical paid parking is available at the well-lit Centro Ybor and Fernando Noriega, Jr. Parking Garages. Private paid parking lots are plentiful.
For additional parking options, click here.