Ellicott City Offers Rich History

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Ellicott City boasts a rich and unique history that can be enjoyed at the city’s many attractions and a few restaurants.

If you’re looking to step into the past near our Ellicott City apartments, add some of these destinations to your weekend plans.

Preserving the Past

Much of what historic Ellicott City offers has been preserved by Historic Ellicott City Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving the city’s many historic sites. From the oldest surviving railroad station in the United States to the district’s first courthouse, there’s plenty to stop by and see thanks to this organization’s work.

Local History

Chronicling the history of the area, the Howard County Historical Society Museum (usually open from 1-5 p.m.) is home to a range of exhibits showcasing the county’s past and the day-to-day lives of its earlier residents. One exhibit displays the city’s Main Street from the 1880s to today. The museum also offers a number of tours throughout the year—including ghost tours. Additionally, the museum frequently hosts events and concerts which are often free of charge. The Howard County Historical Society Museum is just a nine-minute drive from our apartments.

A Historic Restaurant

Located a very short drive away from the museum, just across the Patapsco River, is the Trolley Stop. Established in 1833, the Trolley Stop serves traditional American breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their menu includes a variety of delicious options, including char-grilled burgers, crab cakes, and blueberry pancakes. The Trolley Stop is open seven days a week until 10 p.m. on every day except Friday, making it an ideal way to end an afternoon in historic Ellicott City.

Looking for an apartment in the area? Located just twenty minutes from Baltimore, The Elms at Montjoy offers comfort, historical charm, and a range of amenities to its residents. Contact us to schedule a tour and find out more.

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