The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum is OPEN!
Following an extensive renovation, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum reopened on June 12, 2015 for the summer season. The renovation brought 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 were upgraded and refreshed, with multiple new installations featuring Ruth’s “Called Shot” home run theater, a display on the Babe’s life at home, including the radio Ruth listened to in his New York Riverside Drive. Important Ruthian artifacts like Babe’s 1914 rookie baseball card, 1927 bat, and his Catholic rosary have returned to public display.
In 2017 the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation completed the final phase of the Babe Ruth Museum Renovation Project that included the creation of a permanent archive for the Museum’s thousands of objects, photos and archival material. Fundraising is now focused on a Virtual Classroom and Studio.
How you can help
There is plenty to do when upgrading a historic property and national landmark. Funding is still needed for the Babe Ruth Museum Virtual Classroom and Studio! Once completed, this project will give students and adults alike greater access to the Museum’s collections of objects, photos and audio/visual materials. If you would like to be part of creating a better and even more visitor-friendly Birthplace, please visit our donation page.