Baltimore Museum of Industry


Engineers and inventors forged the Industrial Revolution and brought us to the 21st century. Here visitors can experience some of the steps along the way. The museum has recreated machine-, print-, garment- and metal-workshops. Walk through an 1886 bank building. Step into the 1910 Bunting Pharmacy, where Noxema was invented. Local innovations which touched the world include the world's first disposable bottle cap. Explore a replica of an early dock and dockmaster's shed. See transportation wonders such as a 1922 steam roller, the coal-fired S.S. Baltimore( the only operating steam tugboat on the East Coast), and a 1914 moving van.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Industrial & Manufacturing, Mechanical
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:One of the museum exhibits includes the 1937 Mini-Mariner prototype of the WWII ""flying boat"" bomber, restored by some of the same Baltimore-area workers who originally built it.