The sport of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in the campus of Springfield College, MA in 1891. More than a century later, the love for the sport has spread across the whole world. The Basketball Hall of Fame was built to honor Dr. Naismith and his brilliant invention, basketball players, referees, coaches and other individuals who have greatly contributed to the sport.
Things to Do
- The Hall is divided into 3 levels: In the top level, see the contributions of all the individuals enshrined to the Hall of Fame complete with their plaques and videos. Find the jerseys, shoes, and other memorabilia of basketball greats. In the second level, learn about the of the timeline of the history of basketball and the sports' outstanding moments. You will find a full-court in the ground level where guests can shoot some hoops.
- Buy tickets and attend the Enshrinement Weekend, the event hosted by the museum to welcome new personalities into the Hall of Fame.Check the museum's website for dates and ticket details.
- Drop by the Hoopshots Photo Center, choose a background, and have your photos taken. You can also create your own basketball players card.
- If your kid plays basketball, he will be thrilled to join the different tournaments held in nearby arenas. Check the museum's website for the complete list of events.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Insider Tips
- Check coupon sites for discounts.
- The museum honors special discount cards for AAA and MTA cardholders. Visit the website for more details.