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 mansion at 3691 Sarahs Lane 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!
Free parking is available near the Mount Ida mansion at the top of the hill north of the courthouse.
Tickets for HCHS Members, Seniors, Military, and Children 6-12 are $11 per person; tickets for all other Non-Members are $13 per person
Large Group discounts are available for 10 or more -please call:410-480-3250
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF SAVAGE
Explore the charming mill and the history that surrounds it in the self-guided walking tour of Savage. Savage Mill once functioned as a working textile mill, and has been renovated into retail space hosting trendy boutiques, antiques, and artisans. The area surrounding the mill, once occupied by its workers, is now bustling with historic sights.
One of Maryland’s premiere receptive operators, Star-Spangled Tours offers customized tour packages designed especially for your group. From one to three days, regional itineraries are available with a variety of themes. Request a tour on the region’s history, famous residents, art, architecture, the Civil War and of course culinary delights. In addition, exceptional guide service is available to all groups.
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