The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

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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. 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.

Save 10% on in-store purchases from now until December 13th!
11/30/2019

Save 10% on in-store purchases from now until December 13th!

A Salute to Johnny Holliday: 40 Years of Broadcasting Excellence. Presented by The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and S...
11/15/2019

A Salute to Johnny Holliday: 40 Years of Broadcasting Excellence. Presented by The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and Sports Boosters of Maryland.

Primetime sponsors: The Washington Nationals, Gossett Group, and the Terrapin Club.
Play-By-Play sponsors: Karel C. Petraitis Attorney-At-Law, Northrop Realty, William I. Smulyan, MD, Jim Coleman Honda, The Zolet Lenet and Fink Group, Maryland Sports Properties
In-Kind sponsors: First Floor Graphics, Bacchus Importers, LLC
Media Partner: 105.7 The Fan

Photos by: Dan Kubus
Logo, ticket, and program design/layout by: Paula Ibey
Poster illustration by: John Pennisi
Poster design/layout by: Brad Meerholz

A Salute to Johnny Holliday: 40 Years of Broadcasting Excellence. Presented by The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and Sports Boosters of Maryland.

Primetime sponsors: The Washington Nationals, Gossett Group, and the Terrapin Club.
Play-By-Play sponsors: Karel C. Petraitis Attorney-At-Law, Northrop Realty, William I. Smulyan, MD, Jim Coleman Honda, The Zolet Lenet and Fink Group, Maryland Sports Properties
In-Kind sponsors: First Floor Graphics, Bacchus Importers, LLC
Media Partner: 105.7 The Fan

Photos by: Dan Kubus
Logo, ticket, and program design/layout by: Paula Ibey
Poster illustration by: John Pennisi
Poster design/layout by: Brad Meerholz

Here is a sneak peek at our photos from A Salute to Johnny Holliday!  Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors for...
11/14/2019

Here is a sneak peek at our photos from A Salute to Johnny Holliday!
Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors for making our event possible!
Primetime sponsors:
Washington Nationals
Gossett Group
Terrapin Club

Play-By-Play sponsors:
Karel C. Petraitis Attorney-At-Law
Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company
William I. Smulyan, MD
Jim Coleman Honda
The Zolet Lenet and Fink Group
Maryland Sports Properties

In-Kind sponsors:
First Floor Graphics
Bacchus Importers Ltd

Media Partner:
105.7 The Fan

Photos by: Dan Kubus http://www.danielkubus.com/
Logo, Ticket, Program layout and design by: Paula Ibey
Poster illustration by: John Pennisi
Poster layout and design by: Brad Meerholz

Don't miss our last Orioles Fan Forums!  Mike Gibbons will moderate Sunday's panel of Ken Weinman and Jim Hunter. Free f...
11/05/2019

Don't miss our last Orioles Fan Forums! Mike Gibbons will moderate Sunday's panel of Ken Weinman and Jim Hunter. Free for Birdland and Museum members! Included in museum admission.

Congratulations to our beltway neighbors!
10/31/2019

Congratulations to our beltway neighbors!

Sports Boosters
10/29/2019

Sports Boosters

Two weeks until we are honoring Johnny Holliday with The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. Don't forget to get your tickets at www.sportsboosters.com

Don't miss our 2nd Orioles Fan Forums this Saturday featuring Stan Charles of PressBox and Steve Melewski of MASN Oriole...
10/22/2019

Don't miss our 2nd Orioles Fan Forums this Saturday featuring Stan Charles of PressBox and Steve Melewski of MASN Orioles

Check us out on this list of the unusual and hidden gems or Baltimore!
10/19/2019
Visit Baltimore

Check us out on this list of the unusual and hidden gems or Baltimore!

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10/12/2019
Catch Rich Dubroff, Ross Grimsley, and Mike Bordick at the museum tomorrow 1:30-2:30!
10/11/2019
Orioles envision themselves as AL's Cardinals; LCS predictions; Babe Ruth Museum event - BaltimoreBaseball.com

Catch Rich Dubroff, Ross Grimsley, and Mike Bordick at the museum tomorrow 1:30-2:30!

Conventional wisdom is that Mike Elias would like to pattern the Orioles after the Houston Astros, the team he worked for before coming to Baltimore. He wouldn’t mind mimicking the Astros’ success, but he’s said more than once that he also admires the work of the St. Louis Cardinals. Elias beg...

10/10/2019
A little 🎃Halloween👻 treat.  Johnny Unitas and fellow Pro-Bowlers visiting the set of "The Munsters" in January 1965.  F...
10/08/2019

A little 🎃Halloween👻 treat. Johnny Unitas and fellow Pro-Bowlers visiting the set of "The Munsters" in January 1965. Fred Gwynne aka Herman Munster gives Johnny a little help with his smile.

Two-time All-Star Etchebarren passes away
10/06/2019
Two-time All-Star Etchebarren passes away

Two-time All-Star Etchebarren passes away

Andy Etchebarren, a 15-year big leaguer, two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, has died, according to the Atlantic League’s York Revolution, whom Etchebarren managed for four seasons. He was 76. Etchebarren was remembered most for his 12 seasons with the Orioles, having persisted h...

Don't miss our first Baltimore Orioles fan forum next Saturday, October 12th with panelists Rich Dubroff and Ross Grimsl...
10/04/2019

Don't miss our first Baltimore Orioles fan forum next Saturday, October 12th with panelists Rich Dubroff and Ross Grimsley!

Museum and Birdland members are free! Forums are included in the price of admission, or save $10 and pre-pay for all three forums.

https://baberuthmuseum.org/product/os-fan-forums/

Wondering what's new?  1️⃣ We just announced our 2019 Fall Speaker Series - 3 Orioles Fan Forums!  Hosted by media and f...
10/02/2019

Wondering what's new?

1️⃣ We just announced our 2019 Fall Speaker Series - 3 Orioles Fan Forums! Hosted by media and former O's, this series will cover the rebuild, 2019 season, and the future of the team.

2️⃣ You don't want to miss A Salute to Johnny Holliday on November 12th! The iconic voice of University of Maryland will be joined by VIPs like Gary Williams, Walt Williams, Chris Knoche, Scott McBrien, Damon Evans, and more! See our event page for tickets and a full VIP listing!

3️⃣ The end of the regular baseball season 😔😔 means we are now closed on Mondays. Our updated hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm.

Photos from The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum's post
10/02/2019

Photos from The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum's post

09/21/2019
Fox Sports Southwest

Fox Sports Southwest

Texas Rangers Manager, Chris Woodward, visited the The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum in Baltimore and he learned a lot more about the Great Bambino. #TogetherWe

09/20/2019
NFL

It's great to see Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award 2018 recipient, Gardner Minshew, out there succeeding!

Gardner Minshew's family joined set in an EPIC postgame interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars QB.

(P.S. Gardner's dad can lift more than he can. 💪🏋️‍♂️💪) (via NFL Network)

Anyone else already thinking about next Sunday? 👀👀
09/17/2019

Anyone else already thinking about next Sunday? 👀👀

Curious about our VIPs for A Salute to Johnny Holliday? Stay tuned as we feature them over the next few weeks! 👀
09/16/2019

Curious about our VIPs for A Salute to Johnny Holliday? Stay tuned as we feature them over the next few weeks! 👀

This month and next month’s featured artifacts will be a ✌️-parter. First up, parts of Matt Kilroy’s tea set (the whole ...
09/11/2019

This month and next month’s featured artifacts will be a ✌️-parter. First up, parts of Matt Kilroy’s tea set (the whole thing is too big to fit in this case!) and Matt’s lifetime ballpark pass. Check out this rare photo of Matt Kilroy at bat.

https://youtu.be/lFG9zSnjL8I

09/09/2019
Crabcakes & Football

Monday isn't so bad after a victory... 🦀🏈 Baltimore Ravens Maryland Football

Quick scene from the movie Wedding Crashers.

How Chris Woodward would manage the 'Babe'
09/08/2019
How Chris Woodward would manage the 'Babe'

How Chris Woodward would manage the 'Babe'

Babe Ruth may be the most famous and celebrated player in baseball history, a larger than life character who truly changed the course of the game with his mammoth home runs and outrageous personality. Ruth was a pitcher for the Red Sox from 1915-19 and then sold to

Danny Torres on Twitter
09/07/2019
Danny Torres on Twitter

Danny Torres on Twitter

“Here at birthplace of the legendary Babe Ruth. It’s a packed house at the @BabeRuthMuseum and Texas #Rangers manager Chris Woodward shared his thoughts on the Babe, managing today, challenging his team and meeting his favorite player of all-time Cal Ripken Jr. And he loves crabs.”

So excited to have Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward at the Birthplace today!
09/07/2019
Texas Rangers on Twitter

So excited to have Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward at the Birthplace today!

“The Great Bambino. The Iron Man. The Skip.”

Greater Baltimore History Alliance
09/07/2019
Greater Baltimore History Alliance

Greater Baltimore History Alliance

Thank you to Jmore for featuring the member museums of the Greater Baltimore History Alliance in their Fall Arts 2019 story.

THIS SATURDAY 🗣🗣🗣 Texas Rangers manager, Chris Woodward will be at the Birthplace for a Q&A and autograph session.This e...
09/05/2019

THIS SATURDAY 🗣🗣🗣 Texas Rangers manager, Chris Woodward will be at the Birthplace for a Q&A and autograph session.

This event is free with museum admission. P.S. that means museum AND Birdland members get in free!

09/02/2019

Happy Labor Day! We are open today until 5pm!

08/27/2019
MASN Orioles

MASN Orioles

A lifetime's worth of accomplishments. 👏👏👏

MASN's Tom Davis received the John F. Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame today.

08/22/2019
MLB

MLB

Baseball is love. Love is baseball. 🥰

We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of long-time volunteer and member of our museum family - Jerry Markey.  Jerry ...
08/19/2019

We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of long-time volunteer and member of our museum family - Jerry Markey. Jerry had a very special way of engaging visitors of all ages with his incredible stories. The Birthplace is often one of the last stops for large tour groups, and at that time they're running on fumes, but Jerry would have them completely enthralled, following each story up with "and just one more" and the guests, no matter how tired, were always happy to listen. And, you couldn’t help but love that great New York accent.

Jerry excelled at baseball, was inducted into the Manhattan College Hall of Fame, was named New York's Collegiate Player of the Year, and finished his college career with a 21-3 record. Around this time, Jerry was part of a group that would head to Ebbett’s Field and help warm-up the Dodgers. Jerry would throw warm-up pitches to Jackie Robinson. Afterwards, the guys would head in for lunch, where each player would pick up a brown bag lunch with their number on it. One day, Jackie asked Jerry if he brought a lunch, Jerry said no and Jackie tossed him the bag - #42. Jerry always lamented that he threw the bag away!

Jerry's passion for baseball, his sense of humor, and generous personality will be fondly remembered by all. Jerry shared his February 6th birthday with another baseball great - Babe Ruth. Babe is certainly in good company.

(Picture: Executive Director Shawn Herne and Jerry at the Birthplace for Opening Day 2018)

Today we remember the life of the greatest to ever play the game.  Visitors of all ages from all around the world make t...
08/16/2019

Today we remember the life of the greatest to ever play the game. Visitors of all ages from all around the world make the pilgrimage to Babe's Birthplace to see where it all began. 71 years after his death, George Herman "Babe" Ruth is still considered baseball's standard, an inspiration to young fans and ballplayers, and the epitome of the American dream.

We are honored to celebrate and protect the legacy of this larger than life American icon. Here's to you, Babe! 🥂(February 6, 1895-August 16, 1948)

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
08/14/2019

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The self-professed “sorest loser that ever lived,” Earl Weaver’s name was synonymous with Orioles excellence. The #HOFer, who was born #OTD in 1930, managed Baltimore through some of the franchise’s most dominant seasons, including their 1970 World Series title. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum) https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/weaver-earl

Harry Howe’s uniform is on display until September 9th - come see this unique Baltimore Orioles artifact before it’s gon...
08/13/2019

Harry Howe’s uniform is on display until September 9th - come see this unique Baltimore Orioles artifact before it’s gone!

08/13/2019
Harry Howe Uniform

Listen to historian Mike Gibbons talk about this month's featured artifact - Harry Howe's uniform! This unique artifact will be on display until September 9th.

Baltimore Orioles
08/12/2019

Baltimore Orioles

Opening Day in #Birdland 🧡🖤

🔗 Full 2020 Season Schedule: Orioles.com/2020schedule

Around Cooperstown today? Do a good deed and get a ticket to the HoF!
08/09/2019

Around Cooperstown today? Do a good deed and get a ticket to the HoF!

A good deed deserves a good time: Donate blood at the Cooperstown Fire Department on Friday and receive a free ticket to the Hall of Fame. https://baseballhall.org/node/19668

08/08/2019

Baltimore Ravens pre-season starts TONIGHT and Maryland Terrapins Football is right around the corner! Wanna stay up-to-date on the upcoming Terps season? Check out Keith Cavanaugh's Terrapin Times - https://terrapintimes.com/

Address

216 Emory St
Baltimore, MD
21230

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

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 727-1539

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