In our past neighborhood tour posts, we introduced you to many quirky and unique museums around Baltimore. This week, we're touring Southwest and West Baltimore, and it doesn't disappoint, starting with the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Located in a beautiful old cannery right on the water, the Baltimore Museum of Industry has historical exhibits of manufacturing and industry from the early 20th century. Check out their guided tours with hands on activities for children. Kids get to try out working in a garment loft and in the Kids Cannery, learning what life was like at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century.
The B&O Railroad Museum is considered to be the birthplace of American railroading. From this historic site sprang so many innovations that it was often called "Railroad University!" It is one of the most significant collections of railroad artifacts in the world and has the largest collection of 19th-century locomotives in the U.S. The museum features indoor and outdoor model trains, as well as a wooden model train that kids love climbing on. Oh yeah, and train rides are offered Wednesday through Saturday!
Are you a sports fan? The Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards is a must! The Museum occupies the basement and first floor of Camden Station with a seemingly endless collection of artifacts and interactive exhibits, truly one of the most spectacular sports museums in America.
Did we mention that Orioles Stadium at Camden Yards is just a hop, skip and a jump away?! Well, it is!