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Baltimore Museum of Industry
Based on 94 traveler reviews
Don't be deceived
Nov 12, 2014 by: travelwithtwointow from baltimore
This place is a gem! Echoing the other reviews, you can almost miss this museum for the rusty exterior, but inside it's very well done. You can enter an old grocery, a canning line, learn about fire hoses, old cars, umbrellas & build your own video game! Awesome place. Great for kids, history buffs and everyone in between.
How else would you know if it weren't for Tripadvisor?!
Nov 11, 2014 by: TLMatino from Freehold, NJ
Planned a couple day trip to Baltimore and went on Tripadvisor to find out what fun things we could do. The Baltimore Museum of Industry had really good feedback. We also found a Groupon for $19 for admission for 4 people. It wasn't crowded(went on a rainy Thursday afternoon) and the exhibits were really neat and authentic. When I walked into the museum I could smell my Grandfather's old workhsop. What a welcoming smell. We had no idea that Baltimore was the birthplace of so many things. The layout was great and easy to navigate. Give yourself a solid hour to an hour and a half.
Half our family loved it; half our family couldn't wait to leave
Nov 09, 2014 by: JohnD_C5507 from Stephens City, Virginia
My review of the museum is mixed. My 11 year old and I enjoyed the museum. There are a lot of interesting exhibits about the history of industry in Baltimore. My 9 year old daughter hated it. From some of the prior reviews, we thought there would be a lot of hands on activities. They do have green wheelbarrows with hands on activities for toddlers and preschoolers but nothing for older children. It would have been better if they had some hands on activities or a scavenger hunt geared towards older children. It would have also helped if the video game exhibit was working. If your children like walking around and reading information on the exhibits, this is the museum for you. If your child likes to interact with the exhibits, the science museum may be a better choice.
More than I expected
Oct 05, 2014 by: PockyPepper from San Antonio, Texas
I visited the museum expecting a quick tour of a small collection. It's FULL of all sorts of artifacts that relate to Baltimore's history. I just moved to this city a few months ago, and had no idea how much this city's revolutionary changes influenced the country. From music to railroad to canneries to science to printing, I learned a lot. There is plenty to enjoy outside the museum, especially as it sits by the bay. The docents are eager to teach as well, and were very helpful. Some places may not be wheelchair accessible. It is family friendly.
A real find!!
Sep 21, 2014 by: mar1818 from North Miami Beach, Florida
Sounds boring? Well, you could not be more wrong. This is a real find!!!!! So interesting for everyone, not just those from Baltimore. Such an amazing place into the past. From canning to banjo making to garment manufacturing to electronic history. It goes on and on. The displays are cleverly displayed where you can walk into actual stores set up. It was so fascinating to see everything. An added plus were the knowledgeable and very enthusiastic guides only too willing to show many of the exhibits (machines) which were still operable. The print shop was very interesting. Not really a place for very young children, but there were several schools visiting while we were there. There are private classrooms for schools, as well. An interesting area provided costumes for the children to pretend play. This is definitely a place to return to often as there is so much to see.
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