Founded in 1772, Old Ellicott City is a picturesque town nestled in the Patapsco Valley. We are home to the oldest standing B & O railroad station, many historic sites, unique shops and distinctive dining.
Visit us for a day or weekend, and explore everything from antiques to nightlife. Old Ellicott City is conveniently located less than an hour from both Frederick and Annapolis in between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Shop, dine, and be merry in the Ellicott City historic district this holiday season! #ShopSmall and #ShopLocal at over 50 small businesses to find something unique for everyone on your list. Home décor, chic fashions, gourmet food, local art and gifts for pets are just a few of the fun things you'll find.
The ECP supports Old Ellicott City businesses, residents and property owners through education opportunities, providing resources and marketing plus partnerships with Howard County Government agencies.