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Ellicott City

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Ellicott City [1] is a wealthy suburb of Baltimore, with a long and well-preserved history, and is often ranked one of the top towns to live in the country.

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By car[edit]

Coming up from D.C., take the Columbia Pike, US-29, to US-40. Head east on 40 to Rogers Ave and turn right to get to the historic district.

From Baltimore, head west on US-40 (the Baltimore National Pike), and turn left on Rogers Ave for the Historic district.

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The main attraction in Ellicott City is the Historic Main Street, popular with tourists for its old-timey charm, upscale restaurants and cafes, and a couple historic attractions.

  • Thomas Isaac Log Cabin, Main St & Ellicott Mills Dr, +1 410 465-8500. Sa-Su 1PM-4PM. One of Ellicott City's first homes, from the 18th Century. Free.  edit
  • Ellicott City Station, [2]. Ellicott City Station is the oldest remaining passenger train station in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. At the time of its construction it was the terminus of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line from Baltimore to Ellicott's Mills, Maryland and it incorporated features for the servicing of steam locomotives at the end of the 13 mile (21 km) run. The station is now used as a museum.  edit


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There are endless places to eat in greater Ellicott City, but as a visitor, the best (and often priciest) options are on the Historic Main Street, and there are a bunch to choose from.

  • Johnny's Bistro, 8167 main st, ellicott city, md (take us-29 north. exit on us-40 west. Take a left at St. John's lane. take the 3rd left (frederick rd) johnnys on right), 410-461-8210, [3]. Although very pricey thheir food is great. They have specialty soup every day and thay have great oyster casino.  edit
  • The Crab Shanty Restaurant, 3410 Plum Tree Dr., 410-465-9660, [4]. Seafood restaurant known for their Maryland style crab cakes. Open Sunday through Friday for lunch, daily for dinner. Carryout is available.  edit
  • La Palapa Grill & Cantina, 8307 Main St, (410) 465-0070, [5]. Mexican restaurant located in Ellicott City's historic downtown.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Judge’s Bench, 8385 Main St, (410) 465-3497, [6]. Pub with the "largest selection of single malts in the state." They also have live music on the weekends.  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Rd, +1 410 465-1500, +1 888 TEE-TURF, [7]. A golf and spa resort that often caters to large business meetings and events. $120-250.  edit

Get out[edit]


Routes through Ellicott City
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