Getting Here

getting to oec

Conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington, DC, and just 20 minutes from Baltimore Washington International Airport, Old Ellicott City awaits you.  

FROM DC AND POINTS SOUTH

Take I-95 N to MD-100 W to Rte-29 N, stay in right lane and take Rte 40 East. At first light, make a right onto Rogers Ave, then a slight Right onto Ellicott Mills Drive to Main Street.

FROM BALTIMORE AND POINTS NORTH

Take I-95 S to Exit 49B (I-695 W toward I-70/Towson) to EXIT 13 (MD-144/Frederick Rd toward Catonsville). Frederick Rd turns into Main St in about 4 miles. 

FROM FREDERICK AND POINTS WEST

Take I-70 E to Rte-29 S, take Exit 24 East for Rte-40 east, at second light make a right onto Rogers Avenue, then a slight Right onto Ellicott Mills Drive to Main Street.

FROM ANNAPOLIS AND POINTS EAST

Take Rte-50/301 W to I-97, I-97 to Rte-100 W to Rte-29 N. Stay in right lane then make a right onto Rogers Avenue, then a slight Right onto Ellicott Mills Drive to Main Street.

PARKING

Hundreds of free parking spaces are available at 8 public parking lots. Handicap spaces are plentiful in each lot as well as on Main Street.

OLD ELLICOTT CITY MAP

Frequently Asked Questions

Coffee shops, local breweries, a wine bar and an eclectic mix of French, Mexican, Japanese, Syrian, and American eateries – OEC is a palate pleaser. Find a full listing of our restaurants HERE

Many OEC restaurants have an ‘al fresco’ option. Simply click here Outdoor Dining to see a complete listing.

Plenty of outdoor fun awaits you in OEC. Hang out by the river or hike the trolley trail. Get an outdoor history lesson at one of our parks (details HERE). Stroll our streets to find murals  and hidden animal friends by local artists. In warmer weather months, take in an outdoor concert or movie (details HERE).

There are 8 different historic buildings and museums to visit in town, and a history tour company that hosts a variety of walking tour experiences. Get the details on all of them HERE.

This year our history is really in the spotlight as Ellicott City celebrates its 250th year. Learn about special anniversary events HERE.

Public restrooms are located in the lower level of the Welcome Center at 8267 Main Street.  

YES! Well behaved furry friends are welcome to stroll our streets with you. Many of our businesses offer water bowls and treats.

Please honor the Howard County leash law and be respectful of other guests.