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Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Address: 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
Phone Number: +1 410-727-4808
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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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Great tour

As a work activity, we visited the museum. The woman at the front desk was warm and friendly. The man who gave us the tour was very knowledgable and friendly. You could tell... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2015
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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262 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

As a work activity, we visited the museum. The woman at the front desk was warm and friendly. The man who gave us the tour was very knowledgable and friendly. You could tell he truly loves talking about Baltimore's amazing history. I found that the manager was rather condescending as he spoke to the girl at the front desk rudely... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We visited the BMI with our 7 y/o grandson. He was captivated by the machinery, the video wizards exhibit and the special Saturday hands-on activity (make your own rocket). Plentiful, helpful and friendly volunteers and staff made it easy for us to discover all of the attractions and find the ones that were best suited to a 7 y/o. We... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

We took the Charm City Circulator from the Inner Harbor to visit the museum with our 8 & 6 year olds. We were impressed with the friendly staff. The children learned a good deal about the history of industry in Baltimore. We enjoyed the hands on video game wizard exhibit. The demonstrations from the printer and blacksmith were very informative... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

BMI was such a unique venue for our son and daughter in law's wedding reception! Very interesting for guests to roam about the exhibits. Beautiful back drop for pictures. A litte bit more work to bring everything yourself to the venue but hiring a wedding coordinator was a huge help and well worth it! Parking is free and right next... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

A quick trip back to when the USA led the world in manufacturing. Kids love it. Real machinery, a scale airplane and interested volunteers. Frequent science competitions.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Definitely a must to really discover what this town has contributed to our country. Baltimore has more first than I ever knew.

1 Thank chafetza
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Really brought to light the plight/opportunity/life of the working classes of Baltimore as they experienced and shaped the industrial age. My 11-year-old son enjoyed all of the exhibits, but was particularly engaged with the video games exhibit. Nice work on this conveniently located and interesting attraction.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

You really need to visit this place and do that tour. I started walking around with 1 hour left before closing time. I caught up with a tour, and they actually put the machine to work and show how things work. So it's a lot of fun, and it should be great for kids to adults.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Our company hosted our 100th anniversary at the BMI. Great location with plenty of fabulous exhibits to see. It was a perfect place to host an event. The outside patio was great and provided great views. It was certainly a night to remember. Highly recommend making a trip here.

Thank PJ B
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

The museum is smaller but filled with the rich pieces of industrial history that helped shape the modern Baltimore we know today. Located in a restored canning factory, the museum is informative and also fun to look at. It's a smaller place, so it won't take a full afternoon, but it's about 5 mins from the famed Inner Harbor and... More 

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