Duke Homestead Presents Vintage Baseball at Durham Athletic Park


Join Duke Homestead State Historic Site at the historic Durham Athletic Park for an evening of two vintage baseball games on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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. The Duke Homestead team will play the Fair Play 9, a vintage baseball team from Ohio. Players will wear historic uniforms, follow historic gameplay and use historic equipment.

We invite you to connect with the history of this sport, this place, and this community by enjoying a night out at the ballpark.

Admission to the game is $5; children under 4 years old will be admitted free. Game tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite, as well as at the gate on game day. (Cash only at the gate.) Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a family-friendly evening out at the ballpark complete with “old-fashioned” concessions, food, beer, and historic music.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Duke Homestead State Historic Site’s volunteer, non-profit organization, the Duke Homestead Education and History Corporation. It is sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Measurement, Inc., Stone Brothers and Byrd, Capitol Broadcasting, and Chez Moi Bakery.

Purchased tickets are not refundable. Canceled tickets will be considered a donation to the site and will be used for future educational programming.

The Historic Durham Athletic Park is located at 500 W. Corporation St., Durham. For more information, call Duke Homestead at 919-627-6990.