Pinball Museum Bounces to Baltimore

Museum eyes mid-January opening


After tilting in Georgetown, the National Pinball Museum is set to open in downtown Baltimore in mid-January.

The Baltimore Sun reports the museum, which lost its lease in D.C. last summer, is opening Jan. 14 in the old Chocolate Factory building on Water Street, near the Inner Harbor. Visitors will take a tour of the first-floor history gallery, which traces the development of pinball from the 18th century. They can then play games, dating back to the 1940s, on the second floor.

Museum founder David Silverman said he hopes to eventually add a theater, classrooms and additional displays at the site.

The museum opened in 2010 in the Shops at Georgetown Park, but lost its lease less a year later, and couldn't find another affordable space in Washington. It packed up its flippers on Labor Day. 

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