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Visiting the Hall of Fame | HOF Enshrinement & Game |  Supporting the Hall of Fame | Donate Memorabilia | Questions about Football

Visiting the Hall of Fame

How much is admission, and what are the Hall of Fame’s hours. Information regarding our hours and admission rates can be found in our Plan Your Visit  section of Click here>>>>

Do you have to purchase a ticket to go to the museum store? Most of the time, you do not need to purchase an admission ticket to visit our museum store. However, there are a few days during the year such as Hall of Fame weekend or other special events when admission is required to enter the museum.

Can I have a private party or function at the Hall of Fame? Yes, you can hold just about any type of event at the Hall of Fame, including children’s birthday parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, fundraisers, holiday parties, and much more. Please visit this page for more information. Click here>>>

What is there for children to do at the museum? The Hall of Fame’s exhibits include many interactive displays that younger visitors seem to enjoy. The most popular is located on the lower level of the museum where children can play EA Sports Madden Football, test their knowledge in our trivia challenge, and more.

In addition, kids have an opportunity to host a birthday party with their friends and family, or bring a scout troop and earn a Pro Football Hall of Fame patch.  In the summer months, groups can participate outside in our “Summer Huddle” program

Do you have a restaurant? Our Tailgating snack bar, located on the ground level of the Hall of Fame, includes an extensive menu. The hours vary by season. During summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day), Tailgating is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The remainder of the year, it is open Thursday through Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vending machines are available at all times.

How long does it take to tour the museum?

We recommend you allow at least 3-4 hours.  All tours are self-guided and you are welcome to experience the museum at your leisure.

Are guided tours available?
All tours are self-guided.  The Hall of Fame has a great team of volunteers on-hand to orient you through the museum, enhance your experience, and answer questions.

Are photos and video permitted in the museum?
Yes.  You are permitted to take photos and shoot video throughout the museum, except in Super Bowl Theater.

Is the museum handicap accessible?

Yes, the museum is handicap accessible.  For guests that have difficulty walking we offer complimentary wheelchairs.  A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first come-first served basis.

Where can I find travel information such as driving directions, parking, hotel, and restaurant information? Visit this page on our website for answers to these questions. Click here>>>

You can also reach the local Tourist Information Center at 330-452-0243 or 1-800-533-4302.  It is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET.

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HOF Enshrinement & Game

How do I get tickets for the game and the enshrinement? To purchase tickets to the NFL/HOF Game and 2015 Enshrinement click here >>>

Are festival fan packages sold for HOF Weekend? Yes, Fan Packages including tickets to exclusive events held over “Pro Football’s Greatest Weekend” are available. Travel packages are provided by NFL On Location and QuintEvents including transportation, hotel and event tickets. Gameday Ticket Only packages are also available. Click here>>>

Who is playing in the HOF Game? The Minnesota Vikings will face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 9, 2015.  More on the game>>>

How do I get tickets for the autograph signings? Tickets for autograph sessions held over Hall of Fame Weekend will soon be on on sale. 

What am I permitted to bring with me into Fawcett Stadium for the enshrinement and/or game? To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, a new NFL policy will be used at Fawcett Stadium for the Enshrinement and Game that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums. See Stadium Rules>>>

Officials at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and representatives of the participating Law Enforcement Agencies suggest fans arrive early for each event to avoid any delays in entering the stadium. Since parking is very limited, we recommend parking at the Stark County Fairgrounds and SARTA Shuttle Bus to the Stadium. Directional signs are posted at Interstate 77 exits.

Where can I get information about other events during the HOF week? For a complete rundown of community events surrounding the enshrinement, check out our schedule of events page. Click here>>>

Do I need to purchase tickets to visit the museum ahead of time for the HOF weekend? No. Admission tickets may be purchased at our box office at the time of your visit. However, if you prefer, prepaid admission tickets are available for advance purchase. Click here to purchase>>>

What are the future dates for your induction and game? The dates for the enshrinement and game are dependent on the NFL’s season schedule. However, the events usually take place in early August.

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Supporting the Hall of Fame

Why should I make a cash donation to the Hall of Fame? The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution that is independent of the National Football League.

Learn more about the Hall of Fame Development Initiative. The Hall of Fame accepts cash gifts online or you may contact the Hall of Fame:

Development Office
Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708

How can I include the Hall of Fame in my will? The Hall of Fame is a proud supporter of Leave a Legacy®. Leave a Legacy is a national collaborative effort designed to educate and inspire people to make a charitable gift to their favorite charity through their estate or will. Please contact the Development Office for more information about Leave a Legacy or including the Hall of Fame in your will or estate planning.

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Donate Memorabilia

I have memorabilia to sell. Does the Pro Football Hall of Fame want to buy it? No. The Pro Football Hall of Fame does not have a budget to purchase memorabilia. We only accept donations. If you would like to make a donation, please contact our curator at 330-456-8207 to discuss your memento.

If we accept the donation, we will offer you an IRS charitable donation receipt. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization and any donation to the museum is tax deductible.

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Questions about Football contains a great amount of accurate information about the game of professional football from its start in 1892 through to the current day. However, if you cannot find what you’re looking for, please contact our Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center which is home to the largest collection on pro football in the world.

Due to the large volume of inquiries that are received, the staff is limited in the amount of time that can be devoted to each individual request. Individuals who have extensive research needs are encouraged to visit the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center in person to perform their research.

The Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center is open to the public, by appointment only. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. To schedule an appointment, please call 330-456-8207.

For those individuals interested in obtaining information, requests should be made in writing. Please be sure to state your specific needs in detail. Your correspondence should be directed to:

Pro Football Hall of Fame
ATTN: Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center
2121 George Halas Drive NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
Fax: 330-456-9080

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