History in HoCo

Visit the Network to Freedom Underground Railroad sites in Howard County. Tour the B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station, the destination of the first 13 miles of railroad in America. Roll-up your sleeves and dig in at the Patapsco Female Institute, the stabilized ruins of a Victorian school for girls and an active archaeological site, or marvel at the engineering wonder that is the Thomas Viaduct. Take advantage of the interactive, docent led, group tours offered of historic Ellicott City by day to learn the five Rs (railroad, rock, river, road and rebuild) and by night to learn its haunted history!