Tourist Attractions in Ellicott City, MD

There are 7 tourist attractions found in Ellicott City, MD. This is 1% of all tourist attractions listed in Maryland. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are nature attractions and museums. You may find a list of all categories of Ellicott City attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Ellicott City of that type.

Considered as one of the most affluent communities in the country, Ellicott City has also made it to the list of the ‘Best Places to live in the United States’ for four times already. The area was founded by the Ellicott brothers, John, Andrew and Joseph, who created the largest milling and manufacturing towns in the eastern part of the country. It was through their efforts that the farming industry in the area was developed. Among the best places to see in the area is the Ellicott City Historic District. It is home to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, Howard County Tourism Center, Banneker Historical Park, Ellicott City Firehouse Museum, Howard County Historical Society Museum, Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, Thomas Isaac Log Cabin and Ellicott City Colored School. Other sites worth checking out are the Centennial Park, Enchanted Forest, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and Trolley Line Number 9 Trail. The Howard County Tourism Council also runs a Ghost Tour around the area as Ellicott City is considered to be among the most haunted towns in the East.

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