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Howard County Historical Society Museum

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Interesting collection of unique history

Unlike the RR station museum, or the fire museum, this museum attempts to explain the whole story... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellicott City, Maryland
A super place to visit, especially for local history buffs

My family has lived in Ellicott City for almost 15 years. We've never known about this museum in... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Ellicott City, Maryland
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“house parking”(2 reviews)
“pipe organ”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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8328 Court Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4986
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike the RR station museum, or the fire museum, this museum attempts to explain the whole story of Ellicott City. It is in an old church, and preserved the old pipe organ in functioning condition. However, most of the museum is dedicated to explaining how...More

Thank Will4567
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My family has lived in Ellicott City for almost 15 years. We've never known about this museum in Ellicott City. It's got so much historical memorabilia, everything from portraits, furniture, photographs, tons of history. It's even got a timeline of all the natural disasters that...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

It is very small, but it has some good things. Be advised that it is on the top of a steep hill above Main Street.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I came today with my 4year old for their new Story time. I didn't have any expectations and was pleasantly surprised that the museum is in an old church. It is very small but had some very interesting information, especially for residents of Howard County....More

Thank Jo08
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The museum is quite small, but it does a great job at discussing the history of the county. It's located in an old church and is only open on the weekends. They had a nice gift shop filled with Maryland memorabilia. The volunteer who was...More

Thank The_Wanderer1992
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I am a history buff, can't get enough of it. Not sure of the hours, prices or cost to be a member. But try it, you will love it.

Thank motsayrosa
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This beautiful little museum is really tucked away and up on the hill above Ellicott City. Although the building itself is accessible there is limited parking close by, but if you are able, you can visit on your strolls through the town. (Ellicott City is...More

Thank Patritius
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Located in the old stone First Presbyterian Church next to the Court House in old town Ellicott City, the Howard County Historical Society Museum -- now known as the Museum of Howard County History --houses intriguing artifacts as well as frequent traveling exhibits. It is...More

1  Thank Stogie5
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