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Baltimore Museum of Industry
Based on 89 traveler reviews
A real gem - don't miss it!
Sep 16, 2014 by: Burkbob from Lutherville, Maryland
I know what you're thinking: what could be more boring than visiting a museum that specializes in business and industry? This museum is just fantastic with its displays and exhibits. My wife and I were here recently to see an exhibit on banjo making in 19th century Baltimore. While we were there, we also enjoyed the collection of photographs and signs displaying items produced in Baltimore during the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum has a fascinating exhibit demonstrating how child labor was used in the seafood and other industries in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Want to see what an old-fashioned grocery store or drug store looked like? You'll find it here at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Want to see an original vehicle that transported ice cream back in the old days? How about examples of neon signs? Check out the print room with all that heavy-duty machinery from the days before computers revolutionized the industry. All this and more and one of the best views of Baltimore harbor. This is definitely one of Baltimore's most unusual and coolest attractions!
Lots of wasted space
Sep 16, 2014 by: Karen M from Baltimore, Maryland
Great to see all the industry of Baltimore but the space was not filled. Lots of room for events inside and out but that's not what I came for. Was surprised to hear that they will be putting up a video game exhibit. Not sure what that has to do with Baltimore's industry. Should be somewhere else. You can see Domino Sugar from the harbor side but there's not much on them inside at all. Not really worth the admission fee.
Great rainy day activity
Sep 14, 2014 by: zozo1967 from Baltimore, Maryland
Ok, a museum of industry did not sound like fun to me when I volunteered to be a chaperone for my son’s elementary school field trip. Boy was I wrong. We had a great time checking out the old processes for packing food, for example, and even trying it out ourselves through a mock factory. The staff was helpful and informative and none of the kids or adults got bored. A very nice activity, especially for a rainy day.
Interesting Baltimore History!
Aug 31, 2014 by: Lynn R from Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
Don't hesitate! Go visit! The museum is well done, interactive and well maintained. But definitely take advantage of the included free tour. Our guide demonstrated many of the machines on display, something you wouldn't see on a self guided tour. The tour is about 45 minutes and includes not only demonstrations of the machines but narrative history of the Baltimore area. Parking is free, on site and easy. The outdoor view is fantastic as well!
Aug 19, 2014 by: Jworm from
We had a few extra hours before our flight, so decided to stop in based on a recommendation from our harbor cruise the day before. This museum goes on & on: we could have stayed for 2 more hours! We lucked into there being a docent lead tour starting when we arrive, which was excellent (always use a docent if available, you'll learn so much more than just walking thru). I wish I could remember the docent's name, because she did a terrific job taking us thru the canning, machine tooling, clothing and print-shop displays. We totally ran out of time, and definitely will go back for another look.
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