Opened in 1880, the Ellicott City Colored School fulfilled an 1879 Maryland State law requiring that counties provide educational facilities for African American children.

Located in the heart of the historic district, the Firehouse Museum explores the unique challenges of fighting fire in late 19th and early 20th century Ellicott City.

Renovated historic Post Office from 1939 with its vintage fixtures and charming furnishings, must-see New Deal era murals and the original walk-in safe now complete with brass P.O. Boxes.

The Museum of Howard County History is home to hundreds of objects that tell the story of Howard County’s history

Perched at Ellicott City’s highest point, the Patapsco Female Institute offered a revolutionary curriculum to young women from 1837-1891

Thomas Isaac Log Cabin commemorates the early stages of European development in the Patapsco River Valley.