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Baltimore Museum of Industry

1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-727-4808
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Ranked #23 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: This interactive museum in a restored oyster cannery explores Baltimore industry over the last century.
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North Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Sounds boring? Well, you could not be more wrong. This is a real find!!!!! So interesting for everyone, not just those from Baltimore. Such an amazing place into the past. From canning to banjo making to garment manufacturing to electronic history. It goes on and on. The displays are cleverly displayed where you can walk into actual stores set up.... More

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Lutherville, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I know what you're thinking: what could be more boring than visiting a museum that specializes in business and industry? This museum is just fantastic with its displays and exhibits. My wife and I were here recently to see an exhibit on banjo making in 19th century Baltimore. While we were there, we also enjoyed the collection of photographs and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great to see all the industry of Baltimore but the space was not filled. Lots of room for events inside and out but that's not what I came for. Was surprised to hear that they will be putting up a video game exhibit. Not sure what that has to do with Baltimore's industry. Should be somewhere else. You can see... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ok, a museum of industry did not sound like fun to me when I volunteered to be a chaperone for my son’s elementary school field trip. Boy was I wrong. We had a great time checking out the old processes for packing food, for example, and even trying it out ourselves through a mock factory. The staff was helpful and... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Don't hesitate! Go visit! The museum is well done, interactive and well maintained. But definitely take advantage of the included free tour. Our guide demonstrated many of the machines on display, something you wouldn't see on a self guided tour. The tour is about 45 minutes and includes not only demonstrations of the machines but narrative history of the Baltimore... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a few extra hours before our flight, so decided to stop in based on a recommendation from our harbor cruise the day before. This museum goes on & on: we could have stayed for 2 more hours! We lucked into there being a docent lead tour starting when we arrive, which was excellent (always use a docent if... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As a native Baltimorean I thoroughly enjoyed strolling down memory lane and learning facts that I did not know about my birthplace city. The guided tour was very informative and included demonstrations about how the various machines operated. Industries included canning, garment making, print making, and blacksmithing. Another part of the museum included exhibits about Baltimore's "firsts" (first city street... More

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bel air
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took our 10 year old son here on a Sunday afternoon and he just loved it! He learned so much and my husband and I also thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the history of Baltimore.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We really enjoyed the museum. There was so much to learn about Baltimore and industry. We were able to take a guided tour and then go back and read all the exhibits. It took about 3 hours to complete and it was well worth it.

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Nottingham, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This museum is a very informational place. You will learn about how the first traffic light was made! Things we take for granted are shared at this museum.

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