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Hands on History

About Hands on History

Hands On History offers an unprecedented opportunity for guests to touch historic Yankees artifacts. Participants connect with Yankees history through game-used bats, jerseys, baseballs, World Series rings and more from Yankees legends, past and present.

This exclusive program takes place within the New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America. Each session begins approximately 90 minutes before gates open to the public for a game. The pregame experience is led by our knowledgeable Museum Curator, who shares entertaining stories while guests hold baseball's most treasured artifacts. All guests enjoy a detailed tour of the Museum's rotating exhibits. Photography is welcomed and encouraged during the program.

Hands On History is now available for private in-suite experiences. If you would like to have Hands On History in your suite during a game, please contact (646) 977-8902 or email bmurphy@yankees.com for pricing and availability.

*Hands On History guests hold 10 - 15 artifacts. Featured artifacts may include:

  • Babe Ruth bat - 1922-1923
  • Lou Gehrig bat - 1935
  • Mickey Mantle bat - 1956
  • Babe Ruth game-worn jersey - 1934 AL "Tour of Japan"
  • Lou Gehrig game-worn jersey - 1938
  • Mickey Mantle game-worn jersey - 1963
  • Derek Jeter jersey from his 3,000th hit game - July 9, 2011
  • Mickey Mantle outfielder's glove - 1963
  • Home plate from final game at Yankee Stadium and first game at present Stadium
  • World Series rings - 2000 and 2009
  • Ichiro Suzuki bat and batting helmet - 2012
  • World Series trophy (available years include '77, '78, '96, '98, '99, '00, '09)

*All artifacts subject to availability.

Please call (646-977-8687) or email tours@yankees.com with questions pertaining to the program. Hands On History sessions may be scheduled for private and corporate events. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Price is $125 per person and does not include a ticket to the game.
(inclusive of New York State sales tax)

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my ticket for Hands On History include a ticket to the game?
The purchase of a ticket to the Hands On History experience does not include a ticket to the game. Guests must purchase a separate game ticket for that particular date. Game tickets may be purchased at yankees.com/tickets.

Where can I park?
Season and individual game parking can be purchased online at Quik Park or call 718-588-7817 or call Quik Park at (718) 588-7817.

Where do I enter Yankee Stadium for Hands On History?
Hands On History guests should enter Yankee Stadium at Gate 6, located on the corner of East 161st Street and River Avenue. Guests will present their Hands On History ticket and be granted entry into the Great Hall to complete the check-in process. The program will begin from there.

When will I receive my tickets?
When guests purchase their tickets to Hands On History, they will have the option to print the tickets out or to pick them up at the Gate 4 Ticket Window prior to the event. If guests are picking up their tickets at the Ticket Window, they must have the credit card used to purchase the tickets. If tickets are purchased by someone not attending the event, call us at 646-977-8687.

May I select which artifacts are available in my program?
All artifacts are selected in advance of each program by event staff. Please email us tours@yankees.com in advance with any questions. All artifacts are subject to availability.

What is your rainout policy?
Rain or extreme weather conditions are always a possibility with an outdoor Stadium. If there is inclement weather on the day of your Hands On History event, the program will still begin on time, unless otherwise announced. If the game is eventually postponed for a later date or cancelled, Hands On History guests will be subject to the same rainout/reschedule policy as all other Yankee Stadium ticket holders. This means that your ticket is valid for the make-up date as determined by both teams and Major League Baseball.

Is photography permitted during Hands On History?
Guests may bring their personal cameras and take photographs throughout the program. In certain areas of the New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America, flash photography may be prohibited. Otherwise, we encourage guests to capture their participation in Hands On History with as many photos as possible. Videography is always prohibited. In terms of types of cameras allowed, single-frame flash photography is permitted as are extended-length zoom lenses provided they do not interfere with the game or event or other guests' enjoyment of the game or event. Mono/tripods, other professional camera equipment, movie cameras and any other equipment designed for the sole purpose of video and/or audio recording are not permitted. Guests are not permitted to transmit and/or stream or aid in transmitting and/or streaming any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information about any games or events.

Where can I view other Yankee Stadium policies?
A comprehensive guide to Yankee Stadium policies can be found here.

Contact Us

Please call the Tours Department at 646-977-TOUR (8687) or email us at tours@yankees.com for more information.

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