What is The Sports Museum Tour?

For The Sports Museum Tour, our Museum Assistants will guide through The Sports Museum, which is located on the Premium Levels 5, 6, and 9 of TD Garden. Here you will see the treasures that we have on display evidencing the rich heritage of Boston sports and the influence of sports on the social history and evolution of Boston.

Do you offer tours of TD Garden?

Due to the construction currently taking place on the arena floor, we are not offering tours of the TD Garden arena.

 

Sports Museum tours are still taking place everyday.

When is the museum open?

The Sports Museum Public Tours

Sunday: 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Monday: 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday: 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday: 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Thursday: 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday: 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Saturday: 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Tours are on the half-hour, every hour. The first tour of the day leaves at 12:30 PM and the last tour of the day leaves at 3:30 PM. TOURS ARE WALK-IN ONLY

To view days the museum is closed due to TD Garden events and holidays, please see the "Hours of Operation" section of the website or call 617.212.6814.    

What time do tours take place during the day?

Tours take place on the half-hour every hour, at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM.

  

Do I need to buy tickets in advance?

No. The Sports Museum Public Tours are WALK-IN only. Tickets can be purchased at The Sports Museum desk or at the ProShop located in North Station.

Where does the tour start?

Please go to The Sports Museum Information Desk, which is located outside of the ProShop in North Station. All tours will begin there. Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the tour time you signed up for to check in.  

Is there a capacity per tour?

There is an 18 person capacity per tour.    

What is the difference between a Private VIP Tour and a Public Tour?

While the Public Tours and the Private VIP Tours take the same route (Levels 5 and 6 of TD Garden), the difference between the tours are -- our Public Tours are offered daily every half-hour on the hour.  These tours typically last 1 hour and can be a group as large as 18 people, depending on how many guests show up on that particular day and time.

Our Private VIP Tours are just for you and your group. It is $30/person and typically lasts around an hour to two hours. Again, the tour route remains the same, but our Private VIP Tours are given by our Curator or Associate Curator (when available) who are single handedly responsible for our artifacts and exhibits. Additionally, our VIP Tours can be tailored to your interests and you can customize in regards to learning more about the history of one team over another, or about TD Garden itself.       

Do I need to wear a mask? Other Covid-19 Updates.

Effective January 15, 2022, guests 12+ will be required to show proof of vaccination to gain access to the museum & arena. Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will no longer be accepted for entry. The City of Boston Mask Mandate will continue to be in effect, requiring all guests 2 years old and over to wear a mask while indoors, unless actively eating or drinking.

City of Boston Vaccination Requirement Timeline

Date                                                   Requirement

Saturday, January 15, 2022                 People age 12+ must show proof of 1 dose of vaccine

Tuesday, February 15, 2022                People age 12+ must show proof of full vaccination

Tuesday, March 1, 2022                       Children ages 5-11 must show proof of 1 dose of vaccine

Sunday, May 1, 2022                           People ages 5+ must show proof of full vaccination

The Sports Museum will accept a CDC vaccination card, digital image of a CDC vaccination card, digital image of official immunization record, City of Boston app or any other COVID vaccine verification app.

*City of Boston public health orders, entry requirements, health and safety guidelines and protocols are subject to change at any time without notice.

Please check www.tdgarden.com/playitsafe and www.tdgarden.com/plan-your-visit/playitsafe/faqs for additional information. To learn more about B Together, the City of Boston’s new COVID-19 public health order, please visit www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/introducing-b-together.

Are there restrooms accessible throughout the tour?

Yes, there are plenty of restrooms. However, we do request that you use the restroom at the beginning or end of the program if possible in deference to others on your Public Tour.    

Can I walk through the museum on my own?

Due to the fact that we are located in an active arena, we only offer guided tours of The Sports Museum and TD Garden. All visitors must be with a tour guide at all times. 

Is The Sports Museum handicap accessible?

Yes, The Sports Museum is fully accessible.  However, please notify us of any special needs; as it will help us make your visit go smoother.  Groups with special needs should contact Rachel Locke at [email protected].   

What is The Sports Museum’s Security Policy?

We follow TD Garden security procedures. Please click HERE for the full TD Garden guidelines.   

Is there parking available for buses?

No, there is no bus parking available. Buses may drop off students and return after 90 minutes.  For bus parking locations, please visit the City of Boston's Transportation Department. Groups with special needs should contact Debbie Kim at [email protected] to arrange van parking.   

Is there a Sports Museum gift shop?

The Sports Museum does not have a gift shop. However, The ProShop is located on Level 1 of the Garden and carries items from all four sports teams.   

Is there food and beverage available at The Sports Museum?

No, there are no concessions available during your visit to The Sports Museum. For recommendations on area restaurants, please click here.   

Can you rent The Sports Museum out for Private & Corporate Events?

The Sports Museum itself does not have private rooms available to rent but we work closely with TD Garden’s Sportservice department to provide you with all your venue, food & beverage, A/V, and entertainment needs. TD Garden has a variety of rooms that are available to rent, and you can include museum tours during your event here at TD Garden. Groups with special needs should contact Rachel Locke at [email protected].   

Can pictures be taken throughout the tour?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos during your visit with the exception of photographing or videotaping practices or other events taking place at TD Garden.   

I have more questions. Can I talk to someone on the staff?

Yes, please call or text 617-212-6814 or email museums[email protected] to speak to a Museum Assistant. Please allow the staff 24 hours to respond to any voicemails or emails. 

I plan to come to the museum on my trip. What else can I do in Boston?

Click here to learn more about fun things to do this summer/fall in Boston.