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new adventures await you in old ellicott city

Why visit oEC?

70+ shops, galleries, restaurants, salons and museums look forward to welcoming you
DINING

For coffee and danish to-go, lunch with friends, dinner with family, or a night on the town with your special someone, OEC has a table waiting for you. Learn about our 17 dining spots.

SHOPPING

From home goods to local art, the latest fashion to vintage albums, gourmet foods to handcrafted jewelry, OEC has the perfect gift and your next favorite treasure. Discover our one-of-a-kind shops.

Music & Events

Hundreds of foot stomping, spine tingling, thirst quenching, creativity expanding, curiosity peaking events happen in OEC each year. Choose your next experience!

the great outdoors

Where history meets mother nature and each season offers a different kind of beautiful, get your steps in or enjoy a movie or concert in our great outdoors.

Join Us Thursday, August 18!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

OUTDOOR MOVIES

Grab a beach chair or blanket, visit the Wine Bin for snacks & libations, settle in and enjoy the FREE outdoor movie!

THIS SATURDAY

8:30 pm
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CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD

An outdoor showcase of free local music at The Little Market Cafe' on the Courtyard at Tonge Row in Old Ellicott City

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ELLICOTT CITY HISTORY TOURS

Born in 1772, we love our HISTORY! Find history walks spirit pub crawls, and of course all sorts of 250th Birthday events all year long

NEXT TOUR THIS WEEK:

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get to
know us

More than just a historic and shopping district, Old Ellicott City feels like home, even when it’s your first time visiting. Fall in love with our architecture, river, hills and eclectic community full of artists, shop keepers, restauranteurs and happy residents that can’t wait to meet you.

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PLAN YOUR Visit

From that first great cup of coffee in the morning to the perfect after-dinner sweet, and all the shopping, strolling and sight seeing in between – here’s how to get here, where to park and other helpful town tips.

Happy 250th Birthday OEC!

It’s our SESTERCENTENNIAL and we’ve planned a year-long party with a history lesson mixed in