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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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Interesting Place to go for educational purposes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Stockton, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in Baltimore history as an industrial city then this is the place to go. Spent about 2 hours walking around and trying to read and see everything on display. Not enough time. It was great for my wife since she was born there and knew about a lot of things that originated in Baltimore. Got to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As someone (previously clueless about Baltimore history) doing research on Baltimore and some Baltimore ancestry, I found this place simply fascinating. I think nearly every item we use on a daily basis was invented in Baltimore! Refrigerators, air conditioning, licorice, the Sunday newspaper, canned fruit, first post office, first passenger train, first silverware manufacturer, first sugar refinery and inventor of... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really want to go back to this place when I can take the tour and spend time in each area. We were there with family ages 1 to 70. The little one loved the toy boxes with things to bang and carry around. Her brother and cousin played with her and also tried out many of the activities. Lots... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum documents industrial history in Baltimore and Maryland in general and is not only an great educational opportunity for children and teens, it was at least from my point of view very interesting for adults.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a great way to spend an afternoon. It traces the history of industry in a number of areas, including manufacturing, canning, baking, gas and electric, transportation and others. It's nicely located in Baltimore, which was at the center of several of these large American industries. We lucked into coming to the museum just as there was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Both of my children went here for 4th grade field trips and enjoyed the experience "shucking oysters" and playing a character from the 1800's. It was interesting to hear about how different Baltimore was back then and the typical working experience of the "average folks." The other exhibits that the kids didn't see were very interesting to me as an... More 

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