Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is the most extensive and comprehensive exhibition featuring America’s most popular sport ever to tour.

Organized by the
Pro Football Hall of Fame in association with NFL Films, the exhibit presents a panoramic view of the story of professional football—from its humble beginnings in the late 19th century to the cultural phenomenon it is today—and brings together an extraordinary collection of artifacts, while creating an unforgettable interactive experience.

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Green Bay Packers' 100th anniversary and is a cornerstone event in the multi-year celebration of the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary. The blockbuster exhibition features a customized area showcasing Wisconsin's own home team, the Green Bay Packers!

Artifacts include such storied objects as:

  • A Super Bowl trophy
  • 1917 game ball used by Jim Thorpe and the Canton Bulldogs
  • Football and leather helmet dating to the early origins of the game
  • Saints kicker Tom Dempsey’s famous shoe created for his half foot
  • Mean Joe Greene’s helmet
  • Turf (and other objects) from the “Immaculate Reception” game
  • Johnny Unitas’ jersey
  • Collections from the first Super Bowl
  • Plus fascinating artifacts that tell the stories of Red Grange, Dick Butkus, Joe Namath, Bart Starr, Tom Landry, Joe Montana, John Elway, and many other giants of the game.

A wide range of hands-on interactives bring the football experience to life. Visitors can suit up in a ‘try-it-on’ equipment area or test their knowledge in an ‘NFL Instant Replay’ multi-media interactive. Step into the action, make the call, join the huddle, or experience football of another era. The exhibition provides both highly entertaining experiences and interactives that allow visitors to explore the connection of football and science, history, culture and more.


Adults: $15   

Youth (17 and younger): $10  

Children 5 and under: Free 

*includes access to all museum exhibits

Purchase tickets in advance online!

Group visits must be scheduled in advance. Contact Chief Curator Dustin Mack at 920-735-9370 x 112 or

Adult Group Rate: $12 

Thank you to the following organizations for their support:

Exhibit Closes March 31, 2019

Open Tuesday-Sunday

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Image courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Super Pick'em

Facebook and Twitter users can make their pick for which destination, New England or Los Angeles, will bring home the trophy on Sunday, February 3. To play, post your selection on the History Museum’s Facebook or Twitter wall between now and 5:30 pm on game day. If your pick wins, you and a guest will receive half price admission to the History Museum in February.    

Pick. Post. Win!

Official Rules & Restrictions: Picks must be posted on the History Museum Facebook or Twitter wall prior to 5:30 pm 2/3/19. Winners must show a photo ID at the point of sale to receive a nontransferable one time 50% discount on museum admission for two. Offer valid through 3/3/19.