The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum Follow us on Twitter! @BabeRuthMuseum George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born February 6, 1895 at 216 Emory Street, a Baltimore row house that is now just a long fly ball from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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The property was leased by Babe’s maternal grandfather, Pius Schamberger, who made his living as an upholsterer. By the late 1960s, the property and adjoining three row-house structures had fallen into disrepair and were scheduled for demolition. Hirsh Goldberg, press secretary for Baltimore’s Mayor Theodore McKeldin, launched a successful campaign to save and restore the Birthplace, which opened to the public as a national shrine in July, 1974. The not-for-profit Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc. was formed to govern the operation. Exhibits depicting the Historic House and life and times of Babe Ruth were installed with the help of Babe’s widow, Claire; his two daughters, Dorothy and Julia; and his sister, Mamie, who was also born at 216 Emory Street. In 1983, the operation expanded to become the official museum of the Baltimore Orioles, the team that signed Ruth to his first professional contract. At that time, the Foundation began formally operating as the Babe Ruth Museum. In 1985 the Mayor of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer, designated the Museum as the official archives of the Baltimore Colts, who had departed the previous year for Indianapolis.

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See our new exhibit CHAMPIONS featuring 17 artifacts from Championship teams and Athletes.  The Super Bowl V Lombardi tr...
09/18/2020

See our new exhibit CHAMPIONS featuring 17 artifacts from Championship teams and Athletes. The Super Bowl V Lombardi trophy and '82 World Series Trophy are on display for the first time since 2015.

Our NEW exhibit CHAMPIONS officially opens next Wednesday! Champions features 17 championship athletes and teams represe...
09/11/2020

Our NEW exhibit CHAMPIONS officially opens next Wednesday!

Champions features 17 championship athletes and teams represented by a spectacular array of artifacts and anchored by the Super Bowl V Lombardi Trophy and the 1983 World Series trophy - on public display for the first time since 2015.

& pick up your limited edition print! $125 in-store, $135 shipped,

The Leon Day Foundation, Inc.
09/10/2020

The Leon Day Foundation, Inc.

#tbt: Today in Negro League Baseball History: September 10, 1933 -- The inaugural East-West All-Star game is played at Comiskey Park, the site of the first major league All-Star game played exactly one month prior. Gus Greenlee and Tom Wilson's idea to showcase the black talent in the Negro Leagues drew 20,000 fans helping to relieve some of the burden facing the financially-strapped club owners. Leon Day appeared in a record-setting seven All-Star Games in his career. #preservinghistory #NLB #LeonDay

Photo below is from the 1939 East-West All-Star Game.

GET YOURS HERE: https://baberuthmuseum.org/product/print/Celebrate great moments in Maryland’s sports history with a lim...
09/10/2020

GET YOURS HERE: https://baberuthmuseum.org/product/print/

Celebrate great moments in Maryland’s sports history with a limited edition print featuring the ’83 World Series Trophy & Super Bowl V Lombardi Trophy.

Each limited edition print is autographed by:
Scott McGregor
1983 Baltimore Orioles Pitcher – World Series-Clinching Complete Game Shutout
Jim O’Brien
1970 Baltimore Colts Placekicker – Kicked the winning field goal in Super Bowl V with less than :10 to play

Each 12″ X 18″ print features silver foil details, authentic signatures, and is hand-numbered. Proceeds benefit the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.
Photography by Jonathan Mount | Print Design by Brad Meerholz

Have the museum to yourself! Private, one-hour, tours are offered at a pre-paid rate of $100 for 6 people.  Additional g...
07/10/2020

Have the museum to yourself! Private, one-hour, tours are offered at a pre-paid rate of $100 for 6 people. Additional guests $10 ea.

Reserve your date here: https://forms.gle/ZXXiF1HkT16f3QBG7

07/09/2020
B&O Railroad Museum
07/05/2020

B&O Railroad Museum

#TrainTalk: In honor of Independence Day weekend, let's take a look at a locomotive that shares its name with a signer of the Declaration of Independence - the John Hancock! The John Hancock was built in 1836 by Ross Winans and George Gillingham at the Mt. Clare shops of the B&O Railroad. This locomotive features a covered cab for the engineer (a first for the B&O railroad) and dual-powered axles. Adding the cab to the engine doubled the weight of the John Hancock as compared to its predecessor the “Atlantic." The John Hancock was in continuous use at Mt. Clare from 1836 until 1892.

Be sure to check out this historic locomotive while you're here for the final day of our All American Weekend. Bring your own picnic, take an afternoon train ride, enjoy frozen treats available for purchase, and more! Don't forget to head over to the The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum to take a picture with the Baltimore Colts Super Bowl V Lombardi Trophy. Dual-admission All American Ticket available at both museums or online at BORail.events/AllAmerican

#BOTrainTalk #IndependenceDayWeekend #BabeRuth #Trains #Baseball #History #Summer #BORailroad #HistoricLocomotives

Happy 4th of July!  We are OPEN 10AM-4PM all weekend and teaming up with the B&O Railroad Museum to offer some All Ameri...
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July! We are OPEN 10AM-4PM all weekend and teaming up with the B&O Railroad Museum to offer some All American fun!

TODAY from 11-2, get a photo with the Baltimore Orioles 1983 World Series Trophy!

On Sunday from 11-2, get your photo with the Baltimore Colts Super Bowl V Lombardi Trophy!

Get your tickets here: All American Weekend/B and O Railroad Museum and Babe Ruth Museum

All American Weekend starts now!  Grab your dual admission tickets to the Birthplace and B&O Railroad Museum online at h...
07/03/2020
All American Weekend Combo Ticket

All American Weekend starts now! Grab your dual admission tickets to the Birthplace and B&O Railroad Museum online at http://borail.events/allamerican

Today at Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
Tour the Row House where the Babe, George Herman Ruth, was born on Emory Street: 10 AM-4 PM

Today at the B&O
Sweet Toot Rides (free with admission): 10-11 AM
Mile One Express Train Ride: 11:30 AM
T-Shirt Painting - Flags: 12-3 PM
Engine Building Family Workshop (tickets at borail.events/workshop): 12:30-2:30 PM
"Slavery to Civil Rights" Tour: 2 PM
"Presidential Passages" Self-Guided Tour: All Day
Bring Your Own Picnic & Enjoy in Back Yard: All day
All American Apple Pie, Frozen Treats and Refreshments Available for Purchase: All Day

To see full schedule of events for the weekend, visit https://borail.events/AmericanWeekend

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One can't get more American than Trains, Baseball and Apple Pie, and the B & O and the Babe Ruth Museum have partnered to offer all three at a discounted rate for our All American Weekend.

Looking for something to do on this holiday weekend? Visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace and B&O Railroad Museum for a specia...
07/01/2020

Looking for something to do on this holiday weekend? Visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace and B&O Railroad Museum for a special discounted rate! All American Tickets to the B&O Railroad Museum and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum are for $25 adults, $20 seniors, and $12 kids - a savings of up to $7 which includes access to special July Fourth activities at both locations! For full event schedule and to purchase tickets, visit borail.events/AmericanWeekend

It doesn't get more American than trains, baseball, and apple pie! That's why we're teaming up with the The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum to bring you a spectacular All American Weekend in celebration of Independence Day! Purchase a specially discounted All American Ticket to enjoy access to both museums for $25 adults, $20 seniors, and $12 kids - a savings of up to $7 which includes access to special July Fourth activities at both locations! For full event schedule and to purchase tickets, visit borail.events/AmericanWeekend

#July4 #IndependenceDay #AllAmericanWeekend #BabeRuth #BORailroad #Baseball #Trains #ApplePie #Discount

It’s great to be open and even better when your first official tour is Brian Phipps and Isaiah Davis-Allen of the Chesap...
06/26/2020

It’s great to be open and even better when your first official tour is Brian Phipps and Isaiah Davis-Allen of the Chesapeake Bayhawks Major League Lacrosse - MLL Thanks for visiting! 👋

06/23/2020

On Wednesday, June 24th, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum will REOPEN! Our new hours will be Wednesday-Sunday from 10AM - 4PM. We are following recommended safety guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control, the State of Maryland, and Baltimore City.

Visitors will check in at the Dover Street courtyard where a docent will welcome them and give them instructions on how to safely tour the facility. Groups or individuals will enter the museum in 10-minute intervals and follow a specific tour path to ensure social distancing. Masks or face-coverings will be required and guests must use hand sanitizing stations.

Private, reservation only tours will be offered at a set cost and we will have a reservation system available. Please call 410-727-1539 ext. 3033 or email [email protected] for more information.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back and are happy to be among the first of Baltimore’s cultural attractions to reopen, and confident we can make our visitor experience safe and entertaining.

Please note: If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with someone who is sick - please stay home and seek medical attention.

From our collection: Frank Robinson's home run ball from Game 4 of the 1966 World Series.
06/19/2020

From our collection: Frank Robinson's home run ball from Game 4 of the 1966 World Series.

06/11/2020

Live with Peter Schmuck and Scott Garceau!

06/08/2020

Lucky number 13? Check out this jersey from Al Kaline's Baltimore days.

06/08/2020

Join us for a live program on Thursday with columnist Peter Schmuck and sportscaster Scott Garceau from 7:15-8:15 P.M. With 70 years of combined experience covering local sports, the two will recount the highlights of their distinguished careers, while also conjuring the future of sports in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

To take part in the live Q&A: you must register via this link. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUucu2grjkqHtGB0WdfQKGQjgJJ4ybdZfib

The Babe Ruth Museum is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Keith Wood to cancer.  Keith was integral part of our ...
06/04/2020

The Babe Ruth Museum is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Keith Wood to cancer. Keith was integral part of our Sports Legends Museum family for nearly a decade. He greeted our guests, coordinated our Visitor Services and oversaw our retail operations. He was a kind and gentle soul. Our thoughts go out to his brother Kevin and the rest of his family as well as his Marching Ravens family and train club friends. Rest in Peace, Keith.

Shawn Herne
Executive Director

This week we tragically lost Marching Ravens member Keith Wood after a battle with cancer.

Keith joined the band’s equipment crew in 1987, when Baltimore didn’t have an NFL team, and he spent 33 years on the crew.

We’ll miss him dearly, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Wes Unseld passes away at 74
06/02/2020
Wes Unseld passes away at 74

Wes Unseld passes away at 74

Bullets/Wizards legend and basketball Hall of Famer Wes Unseld died Tuesday at the age of 74.

06/01/2020
The Diamond

Baltimore, Baseball, and Bowling! Learn a little about Baltimore's first sports bar!

05/28/2020
Today at 1PM, tune into Reginald F. Lewis Museum's Facebook for digital storytime!
05/28/2020

Today at 1PM, tune into Reginald F. Lewis Museum's Facebook for digital storytime!

Next week's storytime will make you want to PLAY BALL! "Who Got Game: Baseball, Amazing But True Stories" celebrates the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball. Join us on Thursday at 1 p.m. for a reading from author Derek Barnes!

Little ones will meet unsung pioneers, including John “Bud” Fowler, William Edward White, brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker - four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson.

We will stream storytime from our Facebook and YouTube pages.

#VirtualStorytime #Baseball #PlayBall #ChildrensBooks

05/27/2020
Native Marylanders - Kimmie Meissner

Check out some more of our favorite things - this week we are sharing Maryland natives!

This edition of Our Favorite Things features figure skating great, Olympian, and Maryland native, Kimmie Meissner.

05/22/2020
Baltimore Orioles Samurai Helmet

If you saw our video on Monday, you may have noticed that the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame has tickets on display from the Orioles 1984 Tour of Japan...check out what we have from that same tour!

From Our Archives: The story behind this Samurai helmet.

Next Thursday, May 28th at 7:15, we are doing a live program and Q&A with Johnny Holliday! Want to ask questions live? Y...
05/20/2020

Next Thursday, May 28th at 7:15, we are doing a live program and Q&A with Johnny Holliday!

Want to ask questions live? You must register before the event by using this link: https://rb.gy/q82x28

Just want to tune in? The event will also be streamed on Facebook Live!

Address

216 Emory St
Baltimore, MD
21230

Right on the Light Rail Line and several MTA bus stops near by

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(410) 727-1539

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Hey Babe Ruth Birthplace. The Howard County Historical Society issues a "Strange Things in the Collection" Challenge. Here's ours... Thomas Johnson was a major historical figure during the Revolutionary period and the first Governor of Maryland. Johnson was born in Calvert County in 1732, one of ten children who were all home-educated. Johnson took an interest in legal studies and eventually became a lawyer in 1753 with a practice in Frederick County by 1760. During the American Revolution, he served as a delegate for Maryland to the Continental Congress and also served in the Maryland militia out of Elkridge. Along with his brothers, he also supported the war effort by producing ammunition and cannons at their Catoctin Furnace near Frederick. After the Revolution, he served as Maryland’s 1st Governor from 1777-1779, as senior justice in the Maryland General Court and was also on the commission that would lay out the federal capital in 1791, Washington D.C. This interesting set of upper and lower false teeth set in 10 carat gold with gold springs was donated to the Historical Society by Dr. R. D. Menton who was given them by Mrs. M. Owings Buck, a direct descendant of Thomas Johnson. Can you just imagine how uncomfortable Governor Johnson must have been with these springs pinching his cheeks from the inside?
Babe Ruth Day - April 27th, 1947 was declared Babe Ruth Day by Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler. It was a national event to celebrate the Sultan of Swat. I wasn't sure how to share this, so I just pasted the link. https://www.facebook.com/tom.derry.56/posts/2863243297045433
Looking forward to Opening Day and a Great Year of baseball in Baltimore at Camden yards,, anyone have any info on this Brass ORIOLE M.C. pin?
CATONSVILLE, MD -- "Play ball!"
Q. Who was Babe Ruth's maternal grandfather? A. Pius Schamberger or "Pi" for short. It was in his house on Emory Street where Babe Ruth was born. So the Babe Ruth birthplace could also be known as the "House of Pi." Happy Pi Day!
The Ty Cobb Museum send out our sympathy to George Herman "Babe" Ruth's family. Our hearts are with you during your time of grief.
I cannot wait to see it. I was always a Yankee fan and I enjoyed the spirit of BRuth.
Forbes features new discovery of earliest known Babe photo in game action.
good babe ruth book
any good picture of babe ruth