Ellicott City Walking Tour

Ellicott City, located in the Howard County, Maryland has a deep and rich history that stretches back to colonial times. Our company is offering a unique walking tour with expert guides that will touch on many points of this great American town’s history and culture.

The Old Ellicott City Walking Tour is roughly two miles long starting at Mt Ida (3691 Sarah’s Lane), next to the Circuit Courthouse parking lot.  We recommend parking in the court lot.  There will be a stop at the Museum of Howard County History for a quick bathroom break, before resuming the tour on Main Street, finishing at the B&O Railroad Museum.   We recommend comfortable walking shoes. This tour is recommended for customers aged 12 and up.  

Mt. ida

Built in 1828 by one the city’s founding members, the starting point of our tour also features an extensive collection of historical artifacts from the area.

Main Street

This historical national road features architectural examples from the 18th and 19th century. Full of stories of the past and present, this main drag has a number of shops and restaurants to tempt you after the tour.

B&O RR Museum

The terminus point of America’s first railroad line, this station was central to early America’s booming economy. During the Civil War, Union soldiers were stationed here. These points and more will be covered by our guides.

Here are our upcoming Saturday tour dates to choose from: September 11 & 25, October 9

All tours run 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Custom tours on alternative dates and time are available to groups of 5 or more. If interested, please contact us.

1)  All tickets MUST be purchased ahead of time,  NO DROP INs will be taken.  Tickets for each date’s walking tour will close 5:00 pm on Friday, the day before the tour. 

Tickets are $15 per person and $12 per person for Howard County Historical Society members, seniors and military.

  • Although our guides do get paid to run these informative and entertaining walks, tips are welcomed and encouraged.