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Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

216 Emory St, Baltimore, MD 21230
410 727 1539
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Ranked #35 of 153 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The city's native son, the Great Bambino, is celebrated in the house he was born in, now a museum stocked with memorabilia like the catcher's mitt he... more » Owner description: The city's native son, the Great Bambino, is celebrated in the house he was born in, now a museum stocked with memorabilia like the catcher's mitt he used while learning baseball, the bat from his famed 1927 season and exhibits honoring the Orioles. « less
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Kent, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I stayed by the Harbor but chose to walk and take in the sites. Leaving Camden yards area on the outside they have baseballs painted on the sidewalks for visitors to his Birthplace and Museum. It's not the best area and is in a small little house but what it was well worth a visit! To preserve and be able... More

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Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

A short walk from Camden Yards very interesting small museum. well worth the time if attending a game in baltimore

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Mystic, Connecticut, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This place is worth visiting even if you are not a huge baseball fan. You will learn about Babe Ruth's humble beginnings to the high points of his career, through to his retirement. They had some really neat artifacts like the glove he used at St. Mary's and his rookie baseball card. They a had a movie about his baseball... More

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum was an early-adulthood mecca I managed to postpone for nearly almost forty years. Socked away in distant Baltimore, it was the Lourdes for which I, having been stuck in the Deep South, could never raise enough money (let alone walk to on my own.) Yet it was well worth the wait. The Bambino comes alive... More

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Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Whomever came up with the idea of painting baseballs on the side walk was genius. The address is 1216 Emory-a little side street just a few blocks from Orioles Park. I walked for blocks in the rain looking for the place until I found out that you can follow the baseballs from the Sports Museum. The front step is slick... More

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Ellington, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stopped here while in Baltimore and enjoyed the visit. Yes, some of the exhibits feel very random but as a baseball fan, it is definitely worth a short stop. We spent around 45 minutes here and saw everything. They will be undergoing a major renovation to make it more accessible so not sure how much will be open during... More

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Superior, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Less than 2 blocks from the Hampton Inn, one just follows the baseballs on the sidewalk to find the Babe's Birthplace and Museum. An hour is more than sufficient to see it all. All kinds of Babe memorabilia including his birth certificate. My favorite is the famous picture of Babe in his last game at Yankee Stadium. The video downstairs... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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226 reviews 226 reviews
134 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Cute little house, only takes about 10-20 mins to peruse but its relatively inexpensive and loaded with "Babe" memorabilia.Attractions for the 500 Home Run Club and more are pretty cool. TIP: stay for the story on the Star Bangled Banner, very cool and professionally done. Made me proud to be an American

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Indiana
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194 reviews 194 reviews
51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

It's small, and quick. It was a groupon so it was a great value for our family. I could see people being upset if they paid full price. It's awesome to see his wall of home runs, and the pictures/artwork is very nice. The actual memoriablia is a great thing to see in today's age of everything has to be... More

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los angeles
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78 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A very cool experience for those interested in the history of baseball and Babe Ruth. It's a very small house and doesn't take much time to see everything. There is an upstairs with some nice pictures and history of Babe and a good video downstairs in the corner room to see. My husband and I came with our stroller which... More

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