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Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Address: 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
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+1 410-727-4808
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates the innovators, entrepreneurs...

The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates the innovators, entrepreneurs and workers who propelled this port city into the industrial age and beyond. From garment making to airplane manufacturing, food canning to video game design, visitors to the museum will discover how Baltimore's pioneering spirit built the region's manufacturing might and continues to shape Maryland today. Located in an 1860s oyster cannery on a five-acre waterfront campus, the BMI offers dynamic exhibitions, live demonstrations, engaging tours and hands-on activities for guests of all ages.

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Nostalgic fun, and I'm 49

Business reception at the museum at night. A lot to see, and beautifully displayed. Many rooms to walk through and many things to see. A print shop, pictures of classic factories... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Business reception at the museum at night. A lot to see, and beautifully displayed. Many rooms to walk through and many things to see. A print shop, pictures of classic factories. Many companies that made the area successful.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a very interesting museum! It had lots of great exhibits for manufacturing and industry. The tour was definitely a must. Plenty of parking and not too far out of downtown.

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suggest you go on a Saturday when you can get the history explained by docents. Each area is reconstructed as if from the era. The grocery store, printers, clothing makers, welders, canners, etc all so authentic. And when the docents explain the history and experience the place comes alive.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great exhibits documenting Baltimore history and some things we neglect even thinking about sometimes... (signs, radios, etc.....) A great glimpse in to the past. Will visit again when I have lots of time to explore!

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Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very captivating to see how folks lived and worked not that long ago. Took the tour and was glad I did. Just so very interesting. Old workshops and storefronts are an education for everyone, we've come so far in such a short time it just makes you feel better. Especially at this time.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It does provide a good history of Baltimore and it's industrial past, so it's aptly named and a good stop if you have the interest. Took about and hour or a little longer to casually wander through and see the various exhibits. A mother had a few school age kids in tow and they seemed to be learning something and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Museum of Industry is amazing and it is for all ages. We hosted an event there and were so pleased. From the moment that you call to research your dates to the conclusion of the event it is a great experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I went with my husband and two teenage sons. We spent over an hour and everybody agreed it was a very educational and enjoyable experience. Lot of hand-on exhibits, with objects, videos and photos to teach you about the impressive industrial history of Baltimore.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small to medium museum; it takes about 1 1/2 to 3 hours to see. Admission is $12 for adults. Take the "Banner" circulator bus from the Inner Harbor as it's a long walk. The bus will drop you one block away and the bus is free! There are several room size exhibits on major facets of Baltimore's... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is fascinating for anyone interested in industrial history or history in general. There is a lot to see and learn there on Baltimore's industrial history. I spent over two hours there. It's a quick trip from the Inner Harbor area via the free Charm City Circulator's Banner Route.

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