Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

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216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD, USA
baberuthmuseum.org - (410) 727-1539

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum Baltimore Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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An attraction for the baseball fans Aug 22, 2017
A short distance from Oriole Park in Camden Yards, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is an attraction about one of the best players of baseball.

Born as George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. in Baltimore, he would go on to be one of the greatest players in Major League Baseball. His professional career started out with the minor team, the Baltimore Orioles (not the same as the current MLB team). Then called up to the majors, first with the Boston Red Sox. Then that infamous trade to the New York Yankees. And as the saying goes, the rest is history. Baseball history, that is.

As the name indicates, the building is both a home and a museum on Babe Ruth. More of a museum though, as only 2 rooms have actually been preserved with period furniture. The rest of it, have displays, in relation to the life of Babe Ruth, including items that he owned. And of course, the things that marked the big moments in his baseball career. Some include his old jersey, and the actual home run ball from the “Called Shot” in the 1932 World Series. It also got a little bit into his life away from the game, and the impact that he had on the popular culture.

Also, there is a wall display, that lists each of his 714 home runs in the regular season, plus 15 more in the World Series. Listing not only the dates, but also where they were hit.

Plus a display of the 1983 World Series trophy, when the Orioles won it all, beating the Phillies. And a short film, which may be worth a watch, depending on time and what the film is. When I was there, it was about how the national anthem became part of baseball, and thought it was very interesting. While not really relating to the Babe himself, I thought they were interesting as well. Though, I can see if someone did see this as a flaw about the attraction itself, but I did not.

Still, I think it goes without saying, that if you are a baseball fan, then this is a must-see attraction. Not only seeing where the Babe was born, but also seeing some baseball memorabilia on display that highlighted his career. But if you are not a baseball fan at all, then this should be skipped, as I don’t think non-baseball fans will find this interesting at all.

During the baseball regular season, the museum is open late on days that the Orioles are playing nearby. So definitely something to do before the game, which I think, is worth it. Plus it is a short attraction, so it can be seen relatively quickly.
museum building
little biography on Babe Ruth
one of the rooms inside the museum
replica of the 1st Baltimore Oriol…
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