Antiquing is a time honored tradition for millions of people. Some people do it on weekend afternoons, and some even make a whole weekend of it. Howard County is home to some of the best antique shopping in Maryland, and for good reason. Our shops are chock full of history, and in many cases, the buildings themselves are historical too!
This shopping center was once a cotton mill has buildings inside of it dating back to 1822. Here you can find the Antique Center, a sprawling 20,000 square feet antique store. You could easily spend an entire day here, looking for the perfect item.
This 4 level antique mall boasts 70+ dealers, giving an antique hunter plenty to look through. The building, located in Old Ellicott City, was built in 1873 and was originally The Dorsey Livery Stable.
Founded in 1924, this store has seen many changes. Now an historical landmark (and owned by a descendent of the original owner--Isaac Taylor), you can browse hundreds of antique furniture, clothing, as well as hand made items and art!
Get lost in this collection of used, old, and rare books. Find the perfect old cookbook, or a first edition of a childhood favorite here.
Books With A Past
With two locations in Howard County, you can find new and used books here! They also sell literary-themed gifts, perfect for all the book lovers out there.
Here you can find gently used clothing, accessories, furniture, and even handmade gifts, all at reasonable prices!
Make it an antiquing weekend, and book a stay at one of our many hotels. You'll be sure to find that one treasure out here in Howard County!