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Historical Sites

The mission of Howard County Recreation and Parks Heritage Initiative is to capture and convey the authentic and rich history of Howard County through educational programs and historic preservation. Howard County Recreation and Parks Heritage staff offers a variety of educational programs, special events, tours of its museums and parks and many opportunities for people of all ages throughout the county.

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If you are looking for a way to bring history alive, the possibilities are endless. Volunteers are always needed to assist in the day-to-day operations of the museums and historic sites. Volunteer opportunities include docent, tour guide, gardener, and much more. For more information about a historic site or how to volunteer please contact Caitlin Chamberlain, Heritage Program Supervisor, at 410-313-0420 or cchamberlain@howardcountymd.gov.

Blandair Farm   James Marlow House 
B&O Railroad   Patapsco Female Institute 
Bollman Truss Bridge   Pfeiffer's Corner School House 
Ellicott City Colored School, Restored   Thomas Isaac Log Cabin 
Ellicott City Firehouse Museum   Waverly Mansion 
Heritage Orientation Center