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Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
Based on 96 traveler reviews
Jul 25, 2014 by: Richard K from
Great place. I am a big baseball fan and this place is a must see for any fan. The place is a bit tricky to find but worth it.
Jul 25, 2014 by: Mischi985 from Asbury Park, New Jersey
Interesting even for someone who is not a baseball fan. Went for my boyfriend's birthday because he had always wanted to see it. Definitely a short tour since it's such a small musuem. Gift shop and restrooms on site were nice. And there were several restaraunts nearby for afterwards.
As a baseball fan, it is a must!
Jul 25, 2014 by: John C from Houston, Texas
A museum in The Babe's home birthplace, what could be better! And they are celebrating the 100 year anniversary this year. A good place to visit before going to Camden Yards for an Orioles game. His house is right around the corner from the park. There is a lot of memorabilia and video monitors with old, rare clips of The Sultan of Swat. It is very reasonably priced, I paid $6. Definitely a must do.
A must see for every baseball fan
Jul 16, 2014 by: JMKrebs from
This museum is a requirement if you are in Baltimore and are a fan of America's pasttime. A very thorough display of Babe Ruth memorabilia as well as the feeling you get while you're in the birthplace of one of the greatest athletes of all time.
100 year celebration in progress!
Jul 11, 2014 by: StillSteppinOut from Baltimore, Maryland
The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum has been around for quite a while and has had its ups and downs. Based on our recent visit, I would say that they are looking up right now! George Herman Ruth signed his first professional contract in 1914 at the age of nineteen. The house commemorates his birth; the museum commemorates his career. I noticed a lot more detail on this visit; I also learned a lot more. For example, I noticed the tiny spiral staircase that comes up from the middle of the first floor between the living room and the dining room. I noticed the Baltimore mementoes in the second floor alcove, including the Baltimore Terrapins banner (who knew?) I also learned how Babe got his name, and the fuller story about the legendary called shot. There's a new six-minute video that shows every fifteen minutes. It explains how the Star Spangled Banner became a fixture at baseball games, going back to the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. It is very well done and even inspirational! Our two grandchildren (ages 10 and 5) were both enthralled with various details. The five-year-old was fascinated with bedroom in his grandfather's house where the Babe was born; the ten-year-old plays ball himself now, and is a Cubs fan, so he was delighted with Cubs players who were also mentioned in both the stories and the stats relative to the Babe. (Check out the connections; they're very interesting!) Each of them got an imprinted penny in a different design to take home as a souvenir. Don't forget that this year is also the 200th anniversary of the events surrounding Fort McHenry. The Babe and the Star Spangled Banner make a nice day trip to downtown Baltimore!
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