The Pro Football Hall of Fame first opened its doors on this day in 1963.
Since that time, more than 7.2 million visitors have passed through the turnstiles to enjoy the rich and exiciting history of professional football. Each year, the Hall attract vistors from around the globe. A guest register reveals that visitors come from all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries in a year's time.
Take a look at the Hall over the years.
Photo Gallery: From the ground up
Photo Gallery: Hall of Fame over the years
40th Anniversary Section