Summer Fun Day #28: Visit the Sports Legends Museum


Celebrate Father’s Day by visiting Babe Ruth’s birthplace and the Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore.

sportsmuseumAs of the location’s reopening on June 12, all of the exhibit galleries at Babe Ruth’s birthplace have been upgraded and refreshed, with multiple new installations featuring Ruth’s “Called Shot” home run theater, a display on the Babe’s favorite radio show, The Lone Ranger. Also available are displays on the Star Spangled Banner, Ruth’s records, and the history of the house and area.

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum is located at 216 Emory Street, three blocks west of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Just follow the 60 baseballs painted on the sidewalk from the Babe Ruth statue at the ballpark to the Museum. Admission in $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under.

The Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards occupies the basement and first floor of the Station with 22,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits.

The museum offers everything from Maryland baseball history to indoor soccer exhibits, with plenty to do and learn along the way. The Locker Room: Kid’s Discovery Zone gives visitors several opportunities to get involved and have fun. Transform yourself into a college or professional athlete by trying on authentic uniforms, or stand on the 2004 Orioles’ on-deck circle and check your stance against Orioles and Ravens players. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under.

Both museums are open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (6 p.m. for Orioles’ home night games).

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer list of family activities, or see our daily calendar of events.