Vintage Baseball at Historic Durham Athletic Park

  • September 28, 2024 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Durham Athletic Park

    55 West Corporation Street
    Durham, North Carolina 27701
Ticket Price $5.72-$11.63 Register Now

The iconic Durham Athletic Park has hosted baseball games since 1926 and was even featured in an iconic baseball film, but Durham’s baseball roots are even deeper. The first century of baseball was marked by racial segregation and separate leagues for black and white athletes at the DAP until the 1950s; however, Duke Homestead welcomes all people to participate and honors the struggles and achievements of the many players over the past century who brought us the Durham baseball culture we know today. Players will wear historic uniforms, follow historic gameplay, and use historic equipment. The games will follow 1860 and 1869 Beadles Rules.

We invite you to connect with the history of this sport, this place, and this community by enjoying an afternoon out at the ball park.

There will be 6 games, with the first starting at 11 am. This year the Duke Homestead team will be playing against the Statesmen (Wytheville, VA), the Mountain Stars (Addison, PA), and the Early Risers BBC (Detroit, MI).  

Admission to the game is $10; children under 4 years old will be admitted free. Game tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite, or in person at the Duke Homestead visitor center, as well as at the gate on game day. Early-Bird tickets for $5 available until 9/14 (online here or at the Duke Homestead visitor center).

Enjoy a family-friendly day at the ball park complete with “old fashioned” concessions, food, beer, and historic music. Spectators are encouraged to come dressed in your favorite historical, vintage, or retro inspired outfits. We believe in vintage style, not vintage values! Kids will get to play historic games with our costumed interpreters, as well as have the opportunity to run the bases in-between ball games.

This game is a fundraiser for the Duke Homestead State Historic Site and it is sponsored by the Duke Homestead Education and History Corporation (the site’s volunteer, non-profit support organization), the Durham Bulls, Measurement, Inc., Capitol Broadcasting, and Preservation Durham.

Free parking available at the lot at 412 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701. A couple of handicap spaces are available in the DAP parking lot.

**We are unable to offer refunds on purchased tickets. All cancelled tickets will be considered a donation to the site and will be used for future educational programming.**


Date & Time

Sat, Sep 28, 2024 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details

Durham Athletic Park

55 West Corporation Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701 Durham Athletic Park