Ongoing Events

Civil War 150th Anniversary The War Came By Train

Now through May 30, 2015

Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Ellicott City Station, America’s oldest railroad station, will host a satellite exhibit of The War Came by Train that will present living history demonstrations and exhibits highlighting the effect of the railroad during the Civil War on small town life, residents and troops that came through.

Location Info:

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station Ellicott City, MD

Contact Info:

410-461-1945 Visit Website »

Historical Interpretation at the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin in Historic Ellicott City

Saturdays & Sundays

April - November

1:00-4:00pm

Named after its late 19th century owner, this rustic structure was built circa 1780 as a settler’s home of Ellicotts Mills. The cabin was reconstructed on the present site in the late 20th Century. Here, visitors can learn about the settlement and development of the region and artisans.

Location Info:

Thomas Isaac Log Cabin 8394 Main Street Ellicott City, MD

Contact Info:

410-313-5131 Visit Website »

Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park Tour

Saturdays & Sundays

April - November

1:30pm

Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Patapsco River Valley, The Patapsco Female Institute was founded in 1837 as an elegant finishing school for young women. The stabilized ruins of the Greek revival structure are open for tours, and serve as a beautiful setting for special events including weddings, receptions, camps, and open-air theatre.

Location Info:

Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park 3655 Church Road Ellicott City, MD

Contact Info:

410-313-5131 Visit Website »

Tour of the Ellicott City Colored School, Restored

Saturdays & Sundays

April - November

3:00pm

This one-room schoolhouse building was constructed in 1880 as the first public school for black children in Howard County. This site now houses a genealogical resource center and a museum chronicling the history of African Americans in Howard County. Changing exhibits and seminars highlight the contributions by people of color to the history of the region.

Location Info:

Ellicott City Colored School, Restored 8683 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD

Contact Info:

410-313-5131 Visit Website »

The War Came By Train

Now - May 2015

Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm & Sun: 11am- 4pm

The largest assemblage of Civil War railroad equipment and artifacts in the world. $16 Adults, $14 Seniors, $10 Children

Location Info:

B&O Railroad Museum 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD

Contact Info:

410-752-2490 Visit Website »

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