The Sports Museum
The Sports Museum
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9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
About
Fun for the entire family, this museum highlights New England's athletes and teams through video footage, memorabilia, and interactive exhibits. General Admission: Adults: $30/person Seniors (65+): $25/person Kids (7-18): $20/person Kids 6 and Under: FREE Military & Family (with Military ID): FREE To purchase tickets, please visit https://sportsmuseum.org/tickets
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: West End
How to get there
  • North Station • 1 min walk
  • Science Park • 6 min walk
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  • Beth S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    We visited the TD Garden with our kids on a trip to Boston. We enjoy sports and although we aren’t huge Bruins or Celtics fans, we really enjoyed this tour. We arrived a few minutes after the tour began, but the staff was quick to accommodate us and relay the information that had been covered before our arrival to bring us up to speed. The tour guides were professional, passionate, knowledgeable, and personable. The tour covered lots of history and anecdotes about both teams and their players, as well as stories about the old and new arenas. We visited the rafters to see the banners, floor level, visitor locker rooms, VIP room for event performers, and more. Our tour was a walk up tour (not VIP), and we had about 25 people in our group. We were all able to take pictures and hear the tour presentation without being rushed or herded along, and the guides also took time for questions at each location. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone considering it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Wolfpacker22
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour of an awesome place!
    Our family loves sports, so while in Boston we scheduled the VIP tour of the Sports Museum, and it was truly one of the highlights of our week! Eric was a great guide - he has so much knowledge about the history of the Bruins and Celtics, as well as other sports taking place in Boston over the years. The two hours flew by as we visited locations in TD Garden, from the rafters to the floor; then he took us through the many exhibits; explaining their relevance and patiently answering all our questions. If you like sports at all, we highly recommend this tour!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 2023
  • MCW453
    Felixstowe, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great VIP Experience
    My son and I visited and had a special VIP tour with the curator. We had a wonderful 2 hours with Richard, who explained all sorts of interesting items in the exhibits as well as a lot of stories behind the displays. The museum is well worth visiting for any sports fan, particularly if you support a Boston team (my son is a big Celtics fan) with many artefacts across several floors of the TD Garden. Just one note if booking - some parts of the exhibits are not accessible when there are events on or due at TD Garden so you may wish to reschedule if this is the case.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2024
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MCW453
Felixstowe, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My son and I visited and had a special VIP tour with the curator. We had a wonderful 2 hours with Richard, who explained all sorts of interesting items in the exhibits as well as a lot of stories behind the displays. The museum is well worth visiting for any sports fan, particularly if you support a Boston team (my son is a big Celtics fan) with many artefacts across several floors of the TD Garden. Just one note if booking - some parts of the exhibits are not accessible when there are events on or due at TD Garden so you may wish to reschedule if this is the case.
Written 7 April 2024
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Wolfpacker22
N.C.9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Our family loves sports, so while in Boston we scheduled the VIP tour of the Sports Museum, and it was truly one of the highlights of our week! Eric was a great guide - he has so much knowledge about the history of the Bruins and Celtics, as well as other sports taking place in Boston over the years.

The two hours flew by as we visited locations in TD Garden, from the rafters to the floor; then he took us through the many exhibits; explaining their relevance and patiently answering all our questions.

If you like sports at all, we highly recommend this tour!
Written 28 June 2023
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Beth S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We visited the TD Garden with our kids on a trip to Boston. We enjoy sports and although we aren’t huge Bruins or Celtics fans, we really enjoyed this tour. We arrived a few minutes after the tour began, but the staff was quick to accommodate us and relay the information that had been covered before our arrival to bring us up to speed. The tour guides were professional, passionate, knowledgeable, and personable. The tour covered lots of history and anecdotes about both teams and their players, as well as stories about the old and new arenas. We visited the rafters to see the banners, floor level, visitor locker rooms, VIP room for event performers, and more. Our tour was a walk up tour (not VIP), and we had about 25 people in our group. We were all able to take pictures and hear the tour presentation without being rushed or herded along, and the guides also took time for questions at each location. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone considering it.
Written 20 June 2023
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mariedontaylor
Ottawa, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A must do for any Boston team sports fan. We were in town from Canada to see the Celtics play the Raptors (19 year old son is Celtics fan), and this was a great way to kick off our day. Very informative, but particularly enjoyable as it shows off just how passionate Beantown fans are about their teams! Great behind the scenes looks and stories
Written 12 April 2023
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Fenway94i8
Raymond, NH27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
I was blown away by this tour! Seeing the Garden first hand was amazing. Also some other interesting pieces of sports memorabilia on hand too. A locker from Ted Williams for instance!
Written 27 December 2022
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Mary H
Methuen, MA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I took my boyfriend and my son on the VIP tour of the Sports Museum at TD Garden and I heartily recommend it. The curator was so knowledgeable and interesting, sharing stories from the decades of the TD Garden.

We loved getting to see the court and all the fascinating photos and items along the walls of the museum.

Can't recommend this tour enough. The VIP tour is well worth it.
Written 16 November 2022
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Oakhilltn
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We came here on the recommendation of some folks we met on the tour bus. For any one who is a sports fan and/or a history buff, this tour is definitely worth your time. Go inside the Garden to places behind the scenes and experience sports through the ages. From the usual baseball, hockey, basketball and football to lesser known athletes and olympians, this place has it all. If you are lucky enough to have Eric as your guide then you’ll also hear the stories that the history books don’t always tell you. We learned about the artists who created some of the displays and the character of the athletes outside of the sports that brought them to fame. One things unites everyone and every team featured-they are all Boston Strong!
Thank you Eric for making our trip memorable.
Written 14 October 2022
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FTP82
London, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
I was fortunate enough for my wife to treat me to a VIP tour of the sports museum in May this year while we visited from the UK. The VIP element meant we had a one to one tour with the curator, Richard Johnson. For a sports geek, I have to say it’s one of the best sporting conversations I’ve ever had.

The museum itself is excellent. The sculptures of Orr, Williams, Yaz, Agannis and Bird are a great start and really got us into the Boston mood and mindset. Richard’s knowledge and personal links to these sporting Gods though sets it apart. I can’t overstate how wonderful he is as a narrator for the things we saw. Agannis in particular has a heartbreaking story and Richard’s links to the story brought us a unique perspective on a great talent lost.

The tour gives you tantalising glimpses of TD Garden as you go around. It was in playoff basketball mode when we saw it and it’s a wonderfully intimidating arena.

After the sculptures we were taken on a tour of the memorabilia donated and collected over fifty years of Boston sports. The elements on Women’s sports are particularly impressive, but there’s also plenty of Bruins, Celtics and Red Sox material. There’s also lots of extra bonuses on now defunct franchises that opens up lots of depth to the sporting history of Boston. All the way, Richard provided wonderful personal stories of athletes and teams from throughout his forty plus years at the museum.

Our one hour tour lasted much longer than expected, and we really will treasure the experience of meeting Richard, who is an absolute gent. The work the museum is doing is wonderful and supporting them by paying a visit is definitely a day well spent.
Written 17 September 2022
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Jessica A
Millis, MA4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This tour was fascinating - even for me, who has very little interest in sports. The tour was a gift for my son's 10th birthday and he loved it. We learned so many things about TD Garden that I never knew, and so many little tidbits about famous Boston sports figures! Our tour guide was wonderful and engaging, and the different exhibits were really interesting to look at.
I would have liked to spend a little longer at each "stop" along the way, as I would have liked to read and/or examine each exhibit a little longer and felt rude doing so while she was speaking. Also, if you were at the end of the group you probably would have had a harder time hearing her and seeing what she was talking about (but my son is one who likes to be at the front, so it was never an issue for us).
Written 9 August 2022
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Hi, We are so glad you enjoyed a Sports Museum Tour! We hope you come to The Sports Museum again soon! The Sports Museum Team
Written 22 August 2022
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LAFFSTOP
Mission Viejo, CA222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A 100 years of history of every sport in the New England area, are guides Michelle and Jake were outstandingly funny and knowledgeable
Written 24 June 2022
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Hi, We are so glad you enjoyed a TD Garden Arena Tour! I will definitely pass along your kind words to Michelle and Jake. We hope you come to The Sports Museum again soon! The Sports Museum Team
Written 12 July 2022
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