BNHA Baltimore Museum of Industry


Authentic Baltimore

Chesapeake Bay Gateway

Interpretive Framework

Seeking Prosperity on the Chesapeake: Baltimore History from Colonial Times through the 1800s

Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

Resource Type


1415 Key Hwy

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Since opening in 1981, the Baltimore Museum of Industry has enlightened visitors on the city’s unique history in manufacturing. Housed in a former oyster canning facility, BMI features recreations of a print shop, garment factory, cannery, machine shop and a pharmacy. Workshops and exhibits show how things were made and explore Baltimore's role as one of the busiest and most important ports in the nation.