Hidden in Howard County
By Lindsey Colross
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Contact Information: The Breadery|
Historic Savage Mill: What was once a textile weaving business, a one-ring circus, a linoleum storage spot and a Christmas Display Village is now considered one of Maryland 's most unique shopping experiences.|
Historic Savage Mill Ghost Walks: With age comes history and with history comes stories. Historic Savage Mill is well known for its unique shopping, but some employees and customers have gotten more than they bargained for while inside the walls of the mill.|
Howard County , Maryland : More than a stop between Baltimore and Washington D.C.: Although Howard County, Md. seems to be booming with big business, real estate and a growing population, there is much more to experience than the obvious retail chains that can be found in any suburb.|
Oh My Word Calligraphy: After retiring from the corporate world in 1991, Jim Roberts knew that he wanted to have his own business.|
The Breadery: Located in central Maryland, Howard County is full of thriving communities. Best known for its planned community, Columbia, Howard County is more than a mall. There are many interesting and unique places to visit throughout the county.|
The Glass Key: There are two things people must know before taking a stained glass class with Donna Darcy: politics stop at the door and the goal is to have fun.|