The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum Follow us on Instagram! @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.

Operating as usual

The Birthplace is CLOSED today in honor of the Christmas holiday. We will reopen tomorrow morning at 10AM.  Have a happy...
12/25/2020

The Birthplace is CLOSED today in honor of the Christmas holiday. We will reopen tomorrow morning at 10AM. Have a happy and safe holiday.

MLB
12/16/2020

MLB

MLB is correcting a longtime oversight in the game’s history by officially elevating the Negro Leagues to “Major League” status.

Need some last minute gift ideas? Check out this list from Maggie Blue - Magnolia Blue and consider gifting a membership...
12/15/2020
GIFT GUIDE - Southern Gentlemen & Other Menfolk

Need some last minute gift ideas? Check out this list from Maggie Blue - Magnolia Blue and consider gifting a membership to the Birthplace - it's a great gift for baseball fans of all ages.

It is not always easy shopping for the men on our list - here are a few fresh, southern-inspired ideas Maggie Blue curated to get your creativity percolating!

Looking for an event venue? Give our Events page a follow!
12/15/2020

Looking for an event venue? Give our Events page a follow!

Our covered patio offers café lights and a blank slate for whatever you envision. Let us help you plan a 2021 event! #eventsatbrm
Photo by: tPoz Photography

The Leon Day Foundation, Inc.
12/13/2020

The Leon Day Foundation, Inc.

The world knew Charley Pride for his voice; we knew him as a great pitcher and NLB star.

May his memory always be for a blessing.

#RIPCharleyPride

https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/charley-pride/

12/10/2020

Just a reminder that the museum is open from 10AM-4PM on Friday-Sunday and is in accordance with Mayor Scott's COVID-19 restrictions for museums and aquariums.

Masks, social distancing, and use of hand sanitizing stations are required for all visitors of the Birthplace.

Thank you to all of our generous donors who pitched in and helped us exceed our goal of raising $714 on #GivingTuesday.T...
12/02/2020

Thank you to all of our generous donors who pitched in and helped us exceed our goal of raising $714 on #GivingTuesday.

This year, the museum was hit especially hard by the lack of baseball season tourists. But, we are committed to fulfilling our mission with fans in the stands or not!

When you donate you are directly supporting the interpretation, exhibition, and preservation of our sports heritage. You ensure that the Birthplace will be around for years to come.

Your support makes a huge difference. We can't say thank you enough - but thank you again!

That being said, 𝘄𝗲'𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱. The Birthplace relies on the generosity of our patrons 𝟯𝟲𝟱 days a year. Here's what you can do to continue helping:
- Become a Member
- Commit to making a Recurring Donation
- Visit the Museum
- Book a Private Tour
- Shop our Gift Shop
- Tell your friends and family! Love what we do? Share our mission to help grow our support base.

Babe hit his 260th Home Run on July 6, 1924 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. An inning and a half before his 260t...
12/01/2020

Babe hit his 260th Home Run on July 6, 1924 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. An inning and a half before his 260th HR, Ruth was knocked unconscious while chasing a foul ball.

After all, "you just can't beat the person who never gives up," right?

That's why we want to raise $714 on this #GivingTuesday. One dollar for each of Babe's home runs will ensure that the Birthplace can continue to share Babe's legacy for years to come.

Donate at baberuthmuseum.org/donate, or through the fundraiser on our page.
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Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Read more about this game via Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) https://sabr.org/gamesproj/game/july-5-1924-babe-ruth-hits-the-wall-and-the-wall-wins/

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mondays, right?𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑏𝑦 𝐴𝑛𝑛𝑒 𝐹𝑒𝑖𝑙𝑑, 𝐵𝑎𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡, 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐴𝑛𝑛𝑒 𝐹𝑒𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝐶𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.
11/23/2020

Mondays, right?

𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑏𝑦 𝐴𝑛𝑛𝑒 𝐹𝑒𝑖𝑙𝑑, 𝐵𝑎𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡, 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐴𝑛𝑛𝑒 𝐹𝑒𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝐶𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.

11/21/2020
Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles

Brooks Robinson graciously accepted the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award last night.

🎥: MC2 (AW) Anita Y. Chebahtah, Navy Production

Museums foster ongoing appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, and history. When you, the patron, p...
11/19/2020

Museums foster ongoing appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, and history. When you, the patron, purchase a gift from the museum store, you help to sustain the museum’s service to the public.

Participate in Museum Store Sunday by shopping online or in-store!

Shop the Babe Ruth Museum: baberuthmuseum.org/store
See all participating organizations at: https://museumstoresunday.org/

You can make an impact while you shop for Black Friday deals. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-0973067 and AmazonSm...
11/17/2020
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Support Baltimore's museums with the Baltimore National Heritage Area Holiday Bazaar! From now until December 12th we ar...
11/13/2020

Support Baltimore's museums with the Baltimore National Heritage Area Holiday Bazaar!

From now until December 12th we are offering our limited edition Champions print for the discounted price of $100 ONLY through the BNHA site.

Celebrate great moments in Maryland’s sports history with a limited edition print featuring the ’83 World Series Trophy & Super Bowl V Lombardi Trophy autographed by Scott McGregor & Jim O'Brien.

Get yours now: https://www.explorebaltimore.org/noteworthy/bnha-2020-online-holiday-bazaar-nov-12th-dec-12th

This photo feels appropriate for Halloween week...We have a feeling this early Orioles bird brought a few nightmares...P...
10/26/2020

This photo feels appropriate for Halloween week...We have a feeling this early Orioles bird brought a few nightmares...

Photo from the summer 1954 issue of "Foam from the Editor's Mug" a bi-weekly newsletter published by the National Brewing Company.

The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum would like to acknowledge the significant contributions of Barry Hagen who died on S...
10/23/2020

The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum would like to acknowledge the significant contributions of Barry Hagen who died on September 8, 2020.

Barry, a renowned and much admired estate appraiser was the appraiser of extremely rare Babe Ruth memorabilia donated to the museum in 2018 and 2019 including the Babe Ruth 60 Home Run Exhibit items (shown below).

The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is extremely grateful to Barry and his wife Jean Hagen for their friendship and valuable support.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Orioles 1970 World Series win - and we have the perfect way to celebrate! Br...
10/21/2020

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Orioles 1970 World Series win - and we have the perfect way to celebrate! Brooks Robinson's '70 WS MVP trophy, 1966 World Series Ring, and balls signed by the '66 and '70 teams are on display at the Birthplace.

The museum is open Friday-Sunday from 10AM-4PM.

Artifacts courtesy of Fran Soistman.

Frank "Home Run" Baker is featured in our new CHAMPIONS exhibit. Check out this 1911 T206 Piedmont card then come to the...
10/10/2020

Frank "Home Run" Baker is featured in our new CHAMPIONS exhibit. Check out this 1911 T206 Piedmont card then come to the museum to see some more Baker artifacts.

Rest In Peace, Whitey!
10/09/2020

Rest In Peace, Whitey!

“I had thought he was a lousy pitcher who they made into a hitter. I looked at the Baseball Encyclopedia one day and was stunned at what I found out.” The surprised Whitey Ford broke Babe Ruth’s World Series consecutive scoreless innings streak #OTD in 1961. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum) https://baseballhall.org/discover/inside-pitch/ford-breaks-ruth-record

"Vince Bagli was truly "The Dean" of Baltimore sports and a dear friend to the Babe Ruth Museum. I worked with Vince for...
10/07/2020

"Vince Bagli was truly "The Dean" of Baltimore sports and a dear friend to the Babe Ruth Museum. I worked with Vince for over 30 years on a variety of projects and events and found him to be among the nicest, warmest people I have ever met. He will be dearly missed." Mike Gibbons, Director Emeritus and Historian

It’s closer than you think...we’ve picked a few items to get you started on your holiday shopping! Grab them from our we...
09/30/2020

It’s closer than you think...we’ve picked a few items to get you started on your holiday shopping! Grab them from our website or call 410-727-1539 to reserve a private tour.

baberuthmuseum.org/store

The end of the regular season means a change in museum hours, our 2020 off-season hours are in effect this week.  The Bi...
09/28/2020

The end of the regular season means a change in museum hours, our 2020 off-season hours are in effect this week. The Birthplace will be open Friday-Sunday from 10AM-4PM.

Weekday private tours will be available,
must be pre-paid and booked at least
24 hours in advance.
Private tour booking resumes 10/5.

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

Address

216 Emory St
Baltimore, MD
21230

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

Opening Hours

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