Sports Legends Museum

Following long negotiations, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation declined to renew its lease with the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) at Camden Station, the northeast corner of the Camden Yards complex. Sports Legends has been a primary tenant in Camden Station since 2005, when the State of Maryland, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, and private contributors invested millions of dollars in the building’s renovation.

Sports Legends at Camden Station is now closed to the public as the foundation board searches diligently for a new location.

While this is a major time of change for the museum and for Baltimore, we are excited to move ahead in a new chapter, and know that there are plenty of questions you may want to ask. Look no further, we may just have your answer right here.

How can I help the museum?

A: We have a number of ways you can help!

Visit! The Babe Ruth Birthplace is open and all new. Your visit with guests allows us to showcase Baltimore’s national sports landmark to more people.

Donate! We are a nonprofit organization and your tax-deductible contribution helps us to continue to preserve Maryland’s sports history. Donate now!

 If you want to get involved in helping the museum pack for its move, assist staff at the Babe Ruth Birthplace, or serve on an event committee, we invite you to give us a call to get you started.

Spread the word! We want you to share your stories and memories of great moments in Maryland sports history. That’s our mission, after all. Visit us on social media and use the hashtag #BabeRuthMuseum when you post.

Is the Babe Ruth Birthplace closing as well?

A: No, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum is open for business. The recently renovated museum features new exhibit space, a film on the Star-Spangled Banner and a courtyard for events. We are currently operating under winter season hours: you can visit the museum Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. Learn more…

Is my membership still valid?

A: Absolutely! Your membership still carries all of its benefits through the Babe Ruth Birthplace. We still have store discounts, publication of The Sports Page, and will have new members-only events in the upcoming year. More about membership…

I want to see Sports Legends Museum continue in Maryland, what's next?

A: Glad you asked,

Our board is looking for a new place to display our incredible collection and keep educating Baltimore through its legendary sports history.

While we are looking, we still are telling the great stories of our shared Maryland sports history. If your organization would like to host a speaker from the museum, let us know. If your business wants to be added to the list of potential host sites for a traveling exhibit, let us know.

We will need financial support from everyone to make this a success. Later this year we will launch a capital campaign to bring Sports Legends Museum to its new home. We encourage everyone to stay connected and to get involved with the campaign.

Where is the collection going?

A: We are putting select objects on display in the Babe Ruth Birthplace, and wish to bring out other objects for outside installations as necessary. While we search for a new location, the bulk of the collection will be kept in climate-controlled, catalogued storage.

Get the details with the official press release.

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards opened to the public on May 14, 2005. The Museum occupied the basement and first floor of the Station with 22,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits transforming Camden Station into one of the most spectacular sports museums in America.