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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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Rare education and fun

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great place to go for a family with 2 young children and a teenager. Lot of interactive things and great small things to learn about industries in America and around the world! It is an one time visit for locals.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The museum is unique in that it focuses on the industrial history of Baltimore. It is varied and well done. Note that I volunteered here some time ago.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We had an event for 200 professionals that was just awesome. Everyone enjoyed walking around and looking at the displays, eating, dancing and the "crab feast" room was just incredible! This is such a fun place, and allows folks to walk around and have a very laid back and enjoyable time.

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Riverview, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed the visit. A little theater ran short videos of the various types of industry in Baltimore from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Each video a different industry. Interviews with employees and owners and decendants of same were very interesting - the personal accounts. Could have sat and watched ALL of them but had... More 

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