Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
Baltimore, United States
Tue to Sun: 10 AM to 5 PM
April thru September
10 AM to 5 PM
It may be a little bewildering that Baltimore would house a museum honoring Babe Ruth, who wore the uniform of the rival Yankees and Red Sox for most of his career. But it was in Baltimore that Ruth was literally a babe. He was born in a row house on Emory Street in 1895, just a few blocks from Camden Yards, the city’s baseball stadium.
His family lived in an apartment above a saloon his father owned. Despite both parents being alive, Ruth lived in St Mary’s School for Boys, an orphanage, until he was 18.
The museum, housed in the row house where he was born, pays homage to the slugger and his career, displaying game worn uniforms, and the largest collection of items related to his childhood days in Baltimore. The museum also traces the history of baseball in the city.
Due to its proximity to Camden Yards, The Babe Ruth Museum makes a great side trip for those heading to an Orioles game, walking from Inner Harbor to the Stadium.
Public Transport: Use the Pratt Street Light Rail stop which is only 4 blocks east of the museum on Howard Street.
Using the MARC train, get off at the Camden Station stop.