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Ellicott City, MD Tourism & Attractions

If you are thinking of visiting Historic Ellicott City, being for FINE DINING... coffee shops, THE TOWNS HISTORY or the large selection of ANTIQUE SHOPS, or places to stay, then plan your trip by visiting one of the below links. For more information on booking functions in Ellicott City, including visitor/relocation packs, please contact HOWARD COUNTY TOURISM call 1-800-288-TRIP (8747). View our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for upcoming Events throughout the year.

Parking in our Town
There are many places to choose from as far as parking is concerned. Both pay & free.

When visiting the town for the first time the Welcome Center is a must for orientation.

Interactive Map
Map of the area
Interactive Map
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Map of the Area
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The Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast

 The Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast
Escape to the Past – The Wayside Inn is an Ellicott City bed and breakfast near Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington DC. With over two hundred years of history. more

Attraction & Shopping Opening Times
B & O Railroad Museum (Wednesday through Sunday- 11 am to pm www.ecborail.org). The other historic sites are open April through November on Saturdays and Sundays (usually 1 pm to 4 pm). The Historical Society Museum is open Tuesday & Saturday from 1 to 4 PM www.hchsmd.org. Generally, the shops are all open by 11:00 am. The usual closing time ranges from 5 pm to 6 pm but a few remain open later. The First Friday of each month the shops stay open until 8PM. While a number of shops are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays there would still be enough open to keep you busy. | Howard County Farm Heritage Museum |

Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
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P.O. Box 335
West Friendship, MD, 21794
Tel: 410.489.2345 

Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club

Howard County is a 253 square mile community located in Central Maryland. We have a population of approximately 250,000. We are in a geographical setting that ranges from urban neighborhoods to rolling hills and rural farmland. Located between the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Howard County is subject to the demands posed by rapid growth and development. The mission of the Howard County Farm Machinery Club is to preserve our agricultural way of life through programs that offer presentations and displays designed so those participating can experience the way of life in historical Howard County. Our programs are both educational and informative that combines learning with a wholesome family environment. We partner with numerous organizations, many of which can be reached through links from our web site. Please click on an image below for a larger view.

B&O Railway Museum: Ellicott City Station $1.00 discount
Please just print it out and bring it into the museum when you visit.

B&O Railway Musum: Ellicott City Station $1.00 discount
Ellicott City MD Accommodation

Calendar of Events
History of Our Town
Maryland's Calendar of Events
History of Our Town

Haunted Ellicott City
Ellicott Graveyard
Haunted Ellicott City
Ellicott Family Graveyard

Enchanted Forest
Local Wildlife
The Enchanted Forest
Local Wildlife

Howard County Tourism and Promotion

8267 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Tel: 410.313.1900

Howard County Tourism and Promotion

Escape to centuries ago and stroll along cobblestone streets in charming historic mill towns. Take a walk in the wonderful, wooded river valley and along lovely lakes. Visit our magnificent mansions and gorgeous gardens. Power shop in the Mall in Columbia that boasts a multitude of trendy shops, theme restaurants and state-of-the-art movie theatre all next door to Merriweather Post Pavilion. Pick your own produce at picturesque and kid-friendly farms. Enjoy a round of golf or relax at one of our area spas. You’ll discover why we say…Howard County, Maryland. So Much. So Close.

HoCoMoJo - Spirits of Ellicott City tours

teams up with HOWARD COUNTY TOURISM to present this preview of the Spirits of Ellicott City ghost tours. For more information visit the tour page on the Howard County Tourism web site.


HoCo Tourism Ghost Tours
Coupon Code: ECNET3

HoCo Tourism Ghost Tours Coupon Code: ECNET3

HoCo Tourism Spirit Tours
Coupon Code: ECNET

HoCo Tourism Spirit Tours Coupon Code: ECNET

AccessDNR – Our New Official Mobile App
| http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Pages/dnrapp.aspx |

AccessDNR logo

AccessDNR is the official app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the State's outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you want to visit a State Park, hunt or fish, explore waterways by boat or kayak, or simply watch wildlife, the AccessDNR app provides all the information and services you need on the go.

Image of i-Phone display

Features Include:

  • Maps & directions to Maryland State Parks, trails, Wildlife Management Areas, boat launches & water access sites
  • Maryland State Park activities and amenities by location
  • Hunting season information by date
  • An option for hunters to report their harvest directly to DNR
  • A location-based sunrise/sunset display
  • Trophy Case, where hunters can upload harvest photos and share through Facebook, Twitter or by email
  • Maryland fish and shellfish identifier
  • Tide time tables and state fish record information
  • Hunting, fishing and boating regulation guides
  • Breaking DNR news and alerts

The app requires data access for some features.

Download the free mobile app now

Android App on Google Play icon links to app.

Links to iPhone App store 

The mobile apps were developed at no charge for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources by NIC Inc., through the self-funded eGovernment services contract with the State Department of Information Technology (DoIT).

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