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Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Address: 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
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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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A Visit to Baltimore Past

I am in my 70s so I enjoyed our trip to the Baltimore Museum (BMI) of Industry. However, I wonder what younger visitors might think. I remember when when labor intensive... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am in my 70s so I enjoyed our trip to the Baltimore Museum (BMI) of Industry. However, I wonder what younger visitors might think. I remember when when labor intensive industries such as the garment, meat packing, auto, and other industries were extremely significant in U.S. cities, and I enjoyed seeing the tools of my youth, but how relevant... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a relatively small museum. On the day we were there, they had a kids' event in the parking lot with all kinds of city vehicles that the kids could climb in/on, use sirens, etc. The inside of the museum was relatively empty. I had no idea Baltimore had so many "firsts" in the world of industry. It was educational.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We first entered this museum for a wedding reception and decided to return to tour the museum. It's a good place to visit for about 2 hours. See the film, visit the exhibits, watch some of the volunteers demonstrate crafts, such as printing. I observed families with young children who seemed fascinated with the cars, old machinery, and live exhibits.The... More 

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clairemullins, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore Museum of Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind words. We're delighted you had a good visit and we hope to see you back at the BMI soon. More 

edwards, Ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was neat, but I wouldn't spend the $14/each again for it. The steam-tug sounded like something we wanted to see- but it's in a pretty sad state of disrepair, and so is the dock it's at. you are not going to get too close.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We only walked around the outside but what we saw was interesting and well marked. There were several outdoor exhibits to enjoy.

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Layton, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I learned a lot of stuff at this museum. It was shocking to learn of all the national brands that had their beginnings in Baltimore. It made me appreciate the people of this area so much more. It was interesting to see how industry evolved from fishing enterprises to major manufacturing. The kids we were with had a nice time... More 

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clairemullins, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore Museum of Industry, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The museum looks back on Baltimore when it was an industrial town with exhibits reflecting on its past. Included was walking back through an old drug store, a grocery store, an iron casting room, a sewing shop and a print shop. It has vintage electronics, automobiles, dock, and accessories from businesses such as McCormicks, Baltimore G&E, and Black and Decker.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Attended a wedding and this was a nice venue for the occasion. The service was okay, nothing that exceeds expectations. The food was buffet style, average and not hot when served. The fact that it is on the harbor is whybrid I rate it 4 stars.

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clairemullins, Director of Sales at Baltimore Museum of Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review. We offer 14 approved caterers for the venue, who handle the event from start to finish and supply all the servers, food and beverages. I'm sorry the caterer that the client selected for this event did not meet your expectations, and I appreciate you recognizing that the venue is separate from... More 

Maryland
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The BMI is an attraction that the family and I had passed several time and openly wondered 'why?'. Whelp, after hearing some good things about it and seeing a Groupon recommendation we decided to check it out. We we're glad we did. Ample parking was available on a late Sunday Morning and having the small museum to ourselves was great.... More 

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WINSTON SALEM, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Fascinating displays from historical inventions native to Baltimore based companies, including Bendix Electric (radar, collision avoidance, poor visibility airport landing systems) Head tennis rackets; B&O railroad and an oyster canning operation and more. Spacious event for 150 sit down dinner guests a wedding reception (free parking)

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