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“Ask for AAA discount” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-727-4808
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Ranked #21 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This interactive museum in a restored oyster cannery explores Baltimore industry over the last century.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Ask for AAA discount”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Really interesting museum. We went on a Saturday, which is probably the best day to go because live demonstrations and guided tours are available. If you can't get the tour, watch the introductory movie near the door you come in, which covers done of the same highlights and other iterates that you won't catch just walking through on your own. The printing / linotype demonstration (only on Saturdays) was terrific. Our boys (12 and 13) loved it. They also do programs for groups, Scouts, etc. if arranged in advance.

Visited April 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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“Worth a second trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We visited this medium-sized, fascinating museum, but only had two hours to spend. Our friendly tour guide was excellent, and provided a good overview. My wife particularly enjoyed learning about the garment industry, and reflecting on the "unskilled" labor provided by women and children in bygone days. My favorite was the working Linotype machine, operated by a volunteer life-long expert from the Baltimore Sun newspaper. We will return again to delve deeper into how our ancestors made a living.

Visited April 2013
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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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“really cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Really neat building, awesome sculpture out front. Very interesting and educational. Really great staff.

Visited March 2013
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Severn, Maryland
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“Excellent Piece of Baltimore History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This museum provides an interesting look back at Baltimore's history. Our guide was knowledgeable & the tour took about 45 minutes -- allow plenty of time to explore the exhibits on your own after the tour. We learned a lot about many industries/products that started in Baltimore, and especially enjoyed the room showing the history of the garment industry. There are some very cool neon signs and old vehicles on display too.

Visited March 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Small, But Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I went a few months ago. Small building but some interesting exhibits. They have exhibits of 'Old Baltimore'. How the old corner stores and delis used to look inside, the machinery that was used at butcher shops. They have displays of old appliances like irons and vacuum cleaners, and TV's. There are displays of the old printing presses that The Baltimore Sun ran from. You'll also run into models of service vehicles from the 50's and so on. The exhibits show how industry shaped Baltimore. I wouldn't recommend it as a ' must do ' activity but it is a nice place to check out if you have nothing to do for an hour or 2.

Visited October 2012
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