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Sports Legends Museum

Long before nicknames like “the Sultan of Swat” and “the Babe,” George Herman Ruth, Jr. was a bright-eyed, Baltimore-born ballplayer. Even though Babe played the majority of his major league ball for the Yankees, his storied career is cataloged and on display in Baltimore at the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum ExteriorThe museum is made up of several exhibits, such as the 500 Home Run Club and the Historic House. It even boasts the small upstairs bedroom where Ruth was actually born on February 6, 1895. Located just a long fly ball away from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the museum can easily be found by following the 60 painted baseballs on the sidewalks leading from the ballpark to the museum’s front door.

Looking for a more comprehensive Baltimore sports experience? Opened in May 2005, the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards is home to everything from horse racing to the Baltimore Colts, the Blast to the Ravens, and the Terps to the O’s. Located inside the historic Camden Station (Abe Lincoln stopped here en route to his 1861 Inauguration,) the Sports Legends Museum is every fan’s ticket to history. With interactive exhibits, one of a kind memorabilia, and frequent appearances by Baltimore sports icons, Sports Legends Museum is a must-see for any fan.

Want to know more? Check out the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museum on their official homepage or follow along with their social media profiles below.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends MuseumBabe Ruth Birthplace Museum
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Neighborhood: Ridgely’s Delight
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

301 West Camden Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Neighborhood: Camden



Located at Pratt Street and Pier 4, the historic Power Plant complex (completed in 1909) is a staple of Baltimore’s skyline. With tenants like Hard Rock Cafe, Barnes & Noble, Phillips Seafood, and Dick’s Last Resort, Power Plant is a must-visit for those in and around the Inner Harbor.

New this December is the nightly Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular, a free and family friendly event featuring a professionally choreographed laser light show with music, fireworks (after 9pm) and projections on the Power Plant building.

To get the lowdown on Power Plant and the Holiday Light Show Spectacular, we spoke with Megan Slattery, the Marketing Manager at the Cordish Company.

Visit Baltimore: Power Plant is an iconic building synonymous with the Inner Harbor, can you talk a little about the history of the space and what people can expect when they visit?

Megan: Developed in partnership with the City of Baltimore, the Power Plant features first class restaurant, entertainment and retail venues including Phillips Seafood, Hard Rock Cafe, Barnes & Nobles and more and is considered one of the leading entertainment projects in the United States.

VB: There’s a lot going on in Baltimore for the holidays, what are the ‘must see’ events happening at or around Power Plant?

Megan: The Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular runs nightly through New Year’s Eve! It is an amazing display of synchronized lights, brilliant lasers, and state-of-the-art video mapping projections all choreographed to festive holiday music and set to the backdrop of the iconic downtown landmark, the Power Plant. Every night catch shows at 6PM, 7PM, and 8PM. Fridays and Saturdays there are additional 9PM shows with fireworks!

Plus, on New Year’s Eve shows will run every hour on the hour from 6PM-11PM – each incorporating a fireworks display! It adds another exciting element to an already fantastic show.

Visit the Cordish Company’s website to learn more about Power Plant and their other properties in Baltimore.

Want to see the Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular “teaser?” Check out our video here.

Power Plant

601 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202