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Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Address: 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
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+1 410-727-4808
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Layton, Utah
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edwards, Ny
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Go2theZoo
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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Cornrene
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 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Steelio75
WINSTON SALEM, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 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)

Thank dawsonn107
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I am so Grateful that this museum exists. It gives you a greater appreciation for the inventiveness of humanity. Great for gearheads, but not a requirement. Just a healthy sense of curiosity

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is a great walk back into time and the history of industry in the U.S., Baltimore in particular. From making cars to brooms to the Linotype printing revolution, this is a cool place to visit. I wouldn't take really little kids but other than that it's a treat for kids of all ages. Reminisce and... More 

Thank Baltoborn
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

BMofI is in a great seaside location. It's also not too big so it's easily seen in about an hour and not too tiring. It is well organized. The museum concentrates on the development of local industry. The main part is in an old oyster canning factory and there is also a newer annex with historical displays of many local... More 

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