Baltimore Museum of Industry

1415 Key Highway , Baltimore , MD 21230 - United States

Museum Day Hours: 10:00 a.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m. (EST)

410-727-4808

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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 Baltimore Museum of Industry offers dynamic indoor and outdoor exhibitions, live demonstrations, engaging tours, and hands-on activities for guests of all ages. There is FREE onsite parking for visitors.

Exhibits

On Saturdays, the galleries come alive as volunteers provide demonstrations of working machines. From a working Linotype in the print gallery, to belt-driven machines and a working blacksmith in the cannery, adults and children alike will love stepping back in time to the early days of a port city.

SHUTTERED: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel
An original exhibit of photographs by award-winning photojournalist J.M. Giordano exploring the impact of the closing of the Bethlehem Steel mill at Sparrows Point on the people who worked there and the community it supported. This exhibition will be open through April 2020.

Fueling the Automobile Age
Explores how the two local oil companies helped fuel America’s automobile age – consider what technologies and innovations will fuel the next transportation age. The exhibition explores America’s dependence on cars, growing from just 8,000 registered vehicles in 1900, to 26 million in 1930, to more than 270 million today. Plenty of hands-on opportunities for visitors are integrated into the gallery including a 1953 Packard sedan and envisioning what cars of the future will look like.

The museum's farmer's market is open 9am-1pm and offers fresh local produce, meats, flowers, and ready-to-eat delicacies to be enjoyed in the waterfront pavilion.


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