About the Museum of Howard County History

The Museum of Howard County History is home to hundreds of objects that tell the story of Howard County’s history from before European settlement to recent events.

From mills and businesses to homes, Native Americans to today’s diverse population, the railroad to the automotive age, the Museum of Howard County History has something to explore.

Museum Location & Hours

Location: 8328 Court Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Parking is available on the street or in the Circuit Courthouse parking lot.

Fridays: Closed starting in August

Saturdays and Sundays: 1:00PM-5:00PM

Admission is FREE.

Please contact us at 410.480.3250 or info@hchsmd.org for more information or to inquire about donating items.


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Did You Know?
Ellicott's Mills was founded when the Ellicott Brothers arrived from Pennsylvania to establish mills along the Patapsco in 1772.