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Hidden in Howard County
By Lindsey Colross
For BaltimoreStories.com

More unique things to do around the county

Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum

2711 Maryland Avenue
Ellicott City , MD 21043

The oldest railroad station in America is a living history museum located in historic Ellicott City . The museum features exhibits, model trains, artifacts, and the original 13 miles of track built in the United States , which went from Baltimore to Ellicott City .

Howard County Center of African American Culture

5434 Vantage Point Rd,
P.O. Box 608
Columbia , MD 21044

This museum features exhibits of African artwork and educational information on the preservation of the African American culture.

Toby's Dinner Theatre

5900 Symphony Woods Road
Columbia , MD 21044

Toby's, a professional dinner theatre, is known for putting on shows featuring a live orchestra. Each week, Tuesday through Saturday, performers doubling as servers act out Broadway and original musicals for the audience as they enjoy a buffet-style meal.

Linganore Winecellars

13601 Glissans Mill Road
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Like Howard County 's very own Napa Valley , Linganore Winecellars lets visitors learn the art of wine-making. With the largest single planting of grapes in Maryland , visitors can explore the vineyards before walking through the wine-making process, including picking and crushing grapes, to bottling wine, and tasting the final product.

Elkridge Furnace Inn

5745 Furnace Avenue
Elkridge , MD 21075

This award-winning restaurant offers a dining experience featuring French cuisine and artistic presentation. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch are served weekly. Parties, weddings and catering are also available.

Old Ellicott City Ghost Tours

Walk through the history of Old Ellicott City on a ghost tour every Friday and Saturday night. Reservations are recommended. For more information call 1-800-288-TRIP or email ghosts@visithowardcounty.com.

Turf Valley Resort

2700 Turf Valley Road

Ellicott City , MD 21042


What began as a thoroughbred horse farm more than half a century ago has become one of Maryland 's finest resorts. For corporate meetings or a weekend away from it all, Turf Valley is the perfect retreat with two golf courses, pools, tennis courts, a European spa, restaurants, and comfortable hotel rooms spread over 1,000 acres of land.

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