Last Minute Summer Vacation Trip

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North Carolina Baseball Museum

North Carolina has no major league; however, it is the home of one of the most fascinating baseball museum. It is one of the most visited places in North Carolina as it is incorporated with rich baseball history. It was established in 2004 and currently managed as well as operated by volunteers who are trying to raise money to make another room to hold the great history of professional baseball.

Visit the Museum

The North Carolina Baseball museum is a bit like “National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum”, in a small area of Wilson.  It is situated in the Fleming stadium (former league stadium), has over 3328 square feet and was built in 2004. To visit the museum, you need to go into the park and then turn to the left. There are no signs to go on the side of the museum. The museum fee is cheap; however, you need to pay for the game, if there is any.

The main room of the historical center has cases focused on the 400+ popular baseball players that were from NC. There are 7 substantial cases for those in Cooperstown; Enos Slaughter, Luke Appling, Buck Leonard, Rick Ferrell, Gaylord Perry, Hoyt Wilhelm, and Catfish Hunter. Try not to miss the Moonlight DOC Graham cards in the first room. The back room has Coastal Plains League, minor league, and collegiate memorabilia, as well as the full cases for popular baseball players that played in the minors at Fleming Stadium. My top pick, as a Red Sox supporter, was the Ted Williams case.

Guided Tour

You can take a guided tour to explore some of the most amazing things in the North Carolina baseball museum. The museum volunteers are ardent and the curator is extremely passionate. The curator has tons of memorabilia in his home; however, it is not possible to fit everything in the North Carolina baseball museum.