The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located at 1000 West Columbus Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Dates and Hours of Operation
The Hall of Fame is open Wednesday through Sunday from January through mid-April and daily the remainder of the year. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with extended hours until 5 p.m. every day from late June through early September. Because the Hall of Fame may close for private functions, it is wise to confirm hours of operation ahead of your visit.
Admission to the Basketball Hall of Fame (as of 2013) is $19 for adults, $15 for seniors ages 65 and up, $14 for youths ages 5 to 15 and free for children under age 5.
From the East... Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West (I-90) to Exit 6 for I-291 West. Follow 291 West to Exit 1A for I-91 South. Take Exit 6 (Union Street) and proceed onto West Columbus Avenue. The Hall of Fame is on the right.
From the West... Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East (I-90) to Exit 4 for 91 South and follow directions as above.
From the North... Follow 91 South to Exit 6 and follow directions as above.
From the South... Take 95 North to Exit 47 for 91 North (New Haven). Continue straight on 91 North for 64 miles until Exit 6, the Springfield Center exit. Turn left onto Union Street at the first set of lights. At the next light, turn left. The Hall of Fame is on the right.
Approximate Driving Times
From Boston, MA - 2 Hours
From Albany, NY - 1-1/2 Hours
From Hartford, CT - 1/2 Hour
From Brattleboro, VT - 1-1/4 Hours
From Augusta, ME - 5 Hours
From Concord, NH - 2-1/4 Hours
From New York City - 3-1/2 Hours
Accommodations Near the Basketball Hall of Fame
You can't get closer than the Hilton Garden Inn Springfield (check rates at kayak.com), which is part of the riverfront complex and just a short walk across a parking lot to the Basketball Hall of Fame entrance. Call 413-886-8000 or toll free, 877-STAY-HGI for reservations.
Also check my guide to hotels near Six Flags New England for other Springfield-area accommodations options.
For More Information
Call the Basketball Hall of Fame at 413-781-6500 or toll free, 877-4HOOPLA.
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