Thomas Isaac Log Cabin

  • 8394 Main St.
  • Ellicott City, MD 21043

As Main Street’s oldest county Heritage site—constructed around 1780—the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin commemorates the early stages of European development in the Patapsco River Valley. The site’s namesake, Thomas Isaac, purchased the structure in 1858 to expand his land holdings. The site served as important resource for city’s African American community in the 1870s, preceding the still-active St. Luke A.M.E. church as a meeting place. The cabin’s small size and spare interior reflect the style of most homes from the end of the 18th century, lending visitors to the site a sense of Howard County’s colonial past.

Attractions - General Info
  • Days & Hours of Operation: Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm - 4pm May through December.
  • Tours Offered: Yes