If you have any interest in Maryland sports-whether it be professional, collegiate, or amateur-there is something for you at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards.
Located near Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the two-floor museum is solely dedicated to profiling Maryland's sports history. The Colts, the Ravens, and the Orioles are prominently displayed, including a special gallery dedicated to the Orioles Hall of Fame honorees.
However, the museum also covers the history of African American baseball in the area, college sports, and more.
The museum also houses the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame, which features sports ranging from duckpin bowling to jousting, official state sport of Maryland. No matter what sport you are drawn to, it is interesting to note that every artifact on display in the museum is authentic.
Since a love of sports spans all age groups, the museum is set up so that visitors of any age will find something interesting. Kids especially will love "The Locker Room," where official uniforms from Maryland teams are available to try on and visitors can compare their height with famous athletes. In the next room, visitors have the ability to get up close to real pieces of stadiums, including a piece of a goal post from a football stadium and an indoor soccer carpet sample. Visitors can also stop to get their pictures taken with the mascots for the Orioles and the Ravens.
The museum is run by the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Babe Ruth, as well as local and regional sports at the amateuer, collegiate, and professional levels. Discount admission is available for those interested in also visiting the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, which is only located a few blocks away (just follow the trail of baseballs painted on the sidewalk).
Teams (Former & Present) Represented at the Museum Include:
- Baltimore Orioles
- Baltimore Ravens
- Baltimore Colts
- Maryland Terrapins
- Baltimore Elite Giants
- Baltimore Black Sox
- Baltimore Blast
The museum is located in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's former Camden Station, the "birthplace" of American railroading. Telegraph messages of Civil War movements were ferried through the historic station, and the building also hosted at least three visits by President Abraham Lincoln, including when his body lay in state following his assasination.The building, which also houses Geppi's Entertainment Museum, is adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Location: 301 W. Camden St.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children ages 3-12, free children three and under. Discount available for a combination ticket with the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day . Call or check the Sports Legends Museum website for weather-related closures.
Parking and Public Transportation
Street parking and garage parking are available. This guide to parking in the Inner Harbor should be helpful.
The Sports Legends Museum is located just off the Oriole Park at Camden Yards station for the Light Rail.
All information was accurate at the time of publish. Please check with the museum's website for verification.