Learn about the best things to do in Baltimore with a visit to the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. Occupying the historic Camden Station adjacent to Oriole Park, exploring the Sport Legends Museum is a perfect treat to pair with a Baltimore Orioles game. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum sits just three blocks away in a beautiful, restored rowhome.
In the latter half of the 1800s, Camden Station served as a busy transportation center for Baltimore commuters. Unfortunately, by the 1970s, train travel began to change in the United States and the B&O Railroad abandoned the station. Over the next several decades, the station was bought, sold, and restored as various organizations tried to incorporate the station into the Camden Yards experience. In May 2005, the Babe Ruth Museum opened the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, occupying two floors of the restored Camden Station.
Today, the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards pays tribute to Baltimore and Maryland's greatest sports achievements. From past to present, trace how football and baseball shaped the city's sports culture. Discover why Johnny Unitas was the "best there ever was." Discover the history of the Baltimore Colts, and football's new-era under the Ravens. Gain a new understanding of how Baltimore's Michael Phelps, forever changed the face of America's Olympic swimming.
In addition to being a mecca for sports lovers, the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards helps introduce the next generation to sports fandom. Kids may transform themselves into a sports legend in the Kid's Locker Room exhibit. Then, let the fans sweep them away in the Indoor Soccer Experience.
Just steps from the home of Baltimore baseball lies the birthplace of one of America's most famous ballplayers, George Herman "Babe" Ruth. From the Babe Ruth statue at Camden Yards, simply follow the 60 baseballs painted on the sidewalk to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.
On February 6, 1895, a family living at 216 Emory Street in Baltimore marked the birth of a bouncing baby boy. Eventually, George Herman "Babe" Ruth would grow up to change the face of the American baseball. With the help of Ruth's widow, children, and sister, the Babe Ruth Museum put together an expansive collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and information related to the life and times of this world-class great opening a public shrine inside 216 Emory Street in 1974.
After making the decision to close the museum for necessary upgrades, 2015 marked a large-scale restoration project. On June 12, 2015, the museum reopened, giving future generations the opportunity to pay homage to the Babe.
Today, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum continues to chronicle the life and times of Baltimore's first-son of baseball. Throughout the home, learn about the Babe's record. What elevated him to legendary status in baseball? Some of the artifacts on display include a wrong-handed catcher's mitt he used in primary school, his 1914 rookie card, and his rosary. New for 2015, come sit with the spirit of Babe Ruth, listening to his favorite program "The Lone Ranger." In addition to viewing baseball artifacts, museum visitors get to know Babe Ruth as a person from his birth to his strong, family relationships.
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