The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum is OPEN!
The birthplace of the Bambino is back and better than ever!
Following an extensive renovation, we reopened the historic baseball shrine on June 12, 2015 for the summer season. The renovation brings the attraction into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), highlighted by a new main entrance and lobby on the north (Dover Street) side of the building, an elevator that provides access to public galleries on the first and second floors as well as to the third floor offices, fully renovated public restrooms, and a new wiring grid.
All of the exhibit galleries 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, including the radio Ruth listened to in his New York Riverside Drive apartment and the complete Lone Ranger costume worn by Clayton Moore for the popular mid-1950s TV series. Important Ruthian artifacts like Babe’s 1914 rookie baseball card and his Catholic rosary have returned to public display.
Pedestrians on Dover Street now walk past a picturesque iron fence complete with landscaping and a wide open brick patio, plus an awning for rainy (or too sunny) days.
In 2017 the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will launch the final phase of the Babe Ruth Museum Renovation Project! The final installment of the renovation of Babe Ruth’s birthplace includes the creation of a permanent archive for the Museum’s thousands of objects, photos and archival material.
How you can help
There is plenty to do when upgrading a historic property and national landmark. Funding is still needed for Phase 3 of the Babe Ruth Museum Renovation Project so make a donation today! . If you would like to be part of creating a better and even more visitor-friendly Birthplace, please visit our donation page.