Jesse Owens Museum

Dedicated June, 1996 with the arrival of the Olympic Torch enroute to the Atlanta Games, The Jesse Owens Museum & Park is a tribute to the life and legacy of Jesse Owens, track and field great, who captured four Gold Medals in 1936 Berlin Olympics shattering Hitler’s Aryan supremacy theory. Jesse’s athletic and humanitarian achievements are depicted through interactive kiosks, displays, a rare documentary narrated by Owens, memorabilia and a museum store. The park includes a Sharecropper Birth Home Replica, Bronze Statue, 1936 Olympic Torch Replica, interactive Broad Jump Pit, Olympic Gold Medal Tree, picnic pavilions, ball fields, basketball court and a playground. Free WiFi. Admission. Call to schedule group tours. M-Sat 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Additional hours by appointment.

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