Historic Ellicott City Walking Tour

  • Location: Mount Ida Parking Lot
  • Address: 3691 Sarahs Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043

2ND & 4TH SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH APRIL-OCTOBER, Put on your most comfortable walking shoes and step back in time with the Howard County Historical Society to discover the intriguing stories behind the iconic landmarks of this nearly 250-year-old mill town. The tour begins in the parking lot of the Mount Ida mansio and will take you on a journey that follows in the footsteps of Ellicott City’s founding fathers, visionary educators, railroaders, merchants, lawyers, millworkers, firefighters, police officers, slaves, prisoners, ministers and more. Please keep in mind that this guided tour covers roughly three-quarters of a mile over hills and some rougher terrain so remember to bring your stamina as well as your passion for history!

Your journey into the past will take you to:  Mount Ida, The Patapsco Female Institute, the Courthouse, Oak Lawn Seminary, The Museum of Howard County History, Lawyer’s Row, Weir Building, Emory Jail, Emory Methodist Church, Firehouse Museum, Welcome Center, Police Museum, Tongue Row, Tiber River, Howard House, Taylor’s Antiques, Ellicott’s County Store, Odd Fellows Lodge, Commercial and Farmers Bank, Caplan’s Department Store, New Patapsco Bank, Rosenstock’s Department Store, Cacao Lane, Tiber Alley, Tiber Park, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, and the Radcliffe’s Emporium.

Historic Ellicott City Walking Tour
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  • Mount Ida Parking Lot
  • HCHS Member Tickets $5 per person; Non-Member Tickets $10 per person