Museum Monday: The Baltimore Museum of Industry

November 29th, 2010 by Alex Fili


Do you know what city had the first traffic light? The oldest gas company in America? How about the world’s largest copper refinery? I bet you do. Baltimore! And at the Baltimore Museum of Industry you’ll get the opportunity to see just how proud Baltimore is of its reputation as a “working man’s town.”

Right now, you can “Relive the Industrial Revolution,” putting yourself in the time period and interacting with the industries that propelled Baltimore forward. From printing to garment-making, metalworking to umbrella-manufacturing, you’re sure to be surprised at some of the things Baltimore began. Not to mention many of the transportation artifacts that have been preserved and made their way into history.

Want to get a real understanding of how Baltimore started as a trading post and just decades later evolved into a true industrial center? You don’t need a textbook for these answers, just an exciting visit to the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is located at:
1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

The Baltimore Museum of Industry’s hours are:
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM

The Baltimore Museum of Industry’s admission prices are:
Adults – $10
Seniors – $8
Children 6+ – $6

For more information, visit:
www.thebmi.org




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