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Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame © Mark Goebel
Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame © Mark Goebel

The origins of lacrosse lie within multiple Native American tribes, for whom the game had great significance in both religious observance and preparing men for war. The Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame showcases the history of this, America's oldest sport.

It also displays the top male and female players of today's game, alongside coaches and contributors. More than 400,000 people in the eastern United States and Canada play the unique sport of lacrosse.

Nowhere is it more popular than in Maryland, where 'LAX' stickers sit beside decals for posh private schools on fancy cars, furthering the sport's elite reputation. Since September 2016, the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame relocated to a new location in Sparks, Maryland.

Address: 2 Loveton Circle, Sparks

Website: www.uslacrosse.org/about-us-lacrosse/museum

Telephone: (410) 235 6882

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

Admission: Free