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Jesse Owens Museum

Jesse Owens Museum

In the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, a single man captured the attention of the world, winning 4 gold medals, an Olympic first. Sixty years later, thousands gathered to honor this man with the dedication of a park named in his honor, the Jesse Owens Memorial Park. Dedicated on June 29, 1996, with the arrival of the Olympic torch on its journey to the Atlanta games, the Jesse Owens Memorial Park is a tribute to the Olympic track and field superstar.

The Jesse Owens Memorial Park & Museum immortalizes Owens’ memory by depicting the moments that made Owens great and portraying the people who shaped him as an athlete and as a man. Glass display cases showcase rare memorabilia including programs from the 1936 Olympics, replicas of track uniforms, and shoes, and medals and trophies from Owens’ high school days. In addition, the museum offers visitors interactive kiosks that highlight Owens’ life and accomplishments.

The 20-acre Jesse Owens Museum has attractions that will entertain and educate people of all ages. The attractions honor Owens’ life and accomplishments and at the same time engage the community and visitors in an interactive learning experience. The park’s attractions include a welcome center, statue of Owens, Museum, long-jump pit, Olympic Gold Medal Tree, 1936 Torch Replica, and Jesse Owens birth home replica. Come see what has drawn visitors from every state in the country and numerous nations around the world to Lawrence County, the birthplace of Olympic great, Jes

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Jesse Owens Museum

7019 County Road 203, AL


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Free on-site parking


Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Closed Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Years Day


Ages 4 and up $7.00 each

Pre-registered Groups of 25 or more $5.00 each

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