Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
As part of the celebration of the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, Delaware’s American Bicentennial Commission formed the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame with University of Delaware football coach ”Tubby” Raymond at the helm and Al Cartwright, chair of the hall of fame subcommittee
For periods of time, inductee’s plaques were placed on display at the Grand Opera House, Bank of Delaware, the Wilmington Senior Center and the Balick Store. In later years a search for a permanent home began in earnest.
The quest finally paid off when in 1993 the Delaware Sports Authority allocated what would become 5000 square feet for a permanent home for the Hall and Museum at the new Daniel Frawley Stadium built for the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Click on the museum page for special exhibits and other happenings on the Wilmington Riverfront.
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School field Trips at the Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame
Located at Frawley Stadium – on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware -the museum offers visitors the opportunity to see and hear Delaware sports figures describe their experiences.
Visitors will witness Hall of Famer “Judy” Johnson tell his story to a young fan. Relive athletes winning Olympic Gold Medals, the University of Delaware’s NCAA Football titles, exhibits honoring Delaware’s Special Olympians, pro baseball, football, basketball and soccer teams.
The Museum has computers and touch screens which allow visitors to learn about all inductees, Special Olympics and individual sports halls of fame.
Delaware sports history from Civil War days to the present comes alive through photos, audio & video presentations, artifacts, and memorabilia. Decade by decade exhibits tell the story of the accomplishments of the First State’s athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, sportswriters and broadcasters. Over two hundred and twenty people have been inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. Visitors can access special computers with biographies and photos.
APRIL 1 THROUGH OCTOBER 31
TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
NOON TO 5PM
TWELVE MONTHS A YEAR OPEN FOR SCHOOL AND GROUP TOURS
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
CALL US TO SCHEDULE A TOUR AT (302) 425-3263
|Seniors (Over 50)||$3.00|
|Young Adults (13-19 years)||$2.00|
|12/under (Accompanied by an adult)||FREE|
|Hall of Fame Inductees
Hall of Fame Members