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Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Address: 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
Phone Number: 14107274808
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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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Excellent museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcy O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 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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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very interesting. A lot of reading so probably not appropriate for younger children. Definitely a enlightening insight into Baltimore's vast industrial history

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Unique historical industry experience. Great to discover where all the technology we have today came from.

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southern NH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It is a long walk from the inner harbor to this museum, especially on a hot day so I would recommend using Uber or Lyft to get to museum. Cost for two adults was $24 which I felt was a high price. We really took our time and went through in about an hour. Personnel was friendly, area seemed safe,... More 

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Sometimes you have to go away from the crowds to find the best stuff. This place is in eyesite of the inner harbour and all those tourists...but they don't know about it and now you do! The displays are very well presented with top level graphics and illustrate the huge diversity and quantity of industries that were born in Baltimore.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is a wonderful attraction for young and old. If you go, do sign up for the tour. That is how you will get to see machinery in action. The volunteers do a very good job of explaining how the industries worked.

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Crofton, MD, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fascinating museum! Shows just how much was made and created in Baltimore... Bendex, GM, and Noxezma to name three. The museum used to be an old oyster cannery, and there is an interesting display on 1900's child labor. Well laid out and interesting presentations. We got in on a Groupon deal, but well worth full admission. Will be going... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I had not visited the museum for a long time and enjoyed it. Baltimore was an industrial and port city. It still is a major port. For the kids and adults it is fascinating place to see how things were made by machines with operators where you could see everything that was being done. The demonstration in the machine shop... More 

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