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Trip Advisor How times have changed
Apr 21, 2015 by: untameable from Baltimore, Maryland
Im a nerd so I loved seeing how all the old machines ran and operated back then. You really appreciate modern technology after visiting this meseum

Trip Advisor A Museum Not to be Overlooked
Apr 08, 2015 by: L5601 from Towson, MD, USA
We've lived in Baltimore for several years, but still learned so much of the rich history of Baltimore at this museum that was full of a wide array of great exhibits, but not overwhelming. Went with our 12 yr old son, and met up with a tour that was just starting. The staff were very helpful. The guide was excellent in his narrative, great for children and adults alike, and did demonstrations of the actual equipment used long ago. Highly recommend a tour. The museum shows how many things were invented or made in Baltimore and its major industries, and the often difficult working conditions that led to labor laws. Canning, garment industry, early machinery and electronics, printing, druggist, etc. Parking is free and there is a nice view of the harbor from inside the front of the building. If you are interested in history and seeing how industry and life used to be, this is a great way to spend 2-3 hours. The video game exhibit was not what we expected, but we did not really come for that. Very nearby is the Visionary Arts Museum. Eat before or after or sit in the covered pavilion outside near the water in warm weather months.

Trip Advisor Canning, Printing, Medicine, Tailoring--learn the origins here!
Apr 04, 2015 by: Cheston R from 
Come to this museum to learn more about what is canned and when. Learn about the early inventions which expedited the canning process. Learn about the origins of tailoring and some little known facts, such as that union and confederate soldier uniforms were made by the same company! Learn about what some people used in earlier years to cure various sicknesses, and learn about the printing press and the 'case' and why it's called "uppercase" and 'lowercase'. Learn why the Baltimore Fire was so devestating, even with so many area fire companies coming. The rings for the hydrants were not standardized back then! These days, fire engines carry adapters. If you come on Saturday you'll get to see the machines in action and demonstrations. During warmer weather you can pack a cooler and have lunch onsite (there is a pavilion along the water with picnic tables right next to the museum).

Trip Advisor Fun and educational
Mar 20, 2015 by: bestndwest from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
We LOVED this museum. It was well worth our time to go here. A step back in time to learn the history of the birth of so much industry. All our lives are touched today by the things that began in Baltimore. We are not from here and it was a special stop for us to learn about and see the great exhibits.

Trip Advisor great experience
Mar 19, 2015 by: Elwood E from Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
Wonderful place to experience the history of Baltimore. Tour guide was well versed in the history. Good for kids who want to learn.

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