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Howard County Welcome Center

8267 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-9925
+1 410-313-1900
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Easy to find, welcoming & friendly

Stop in for maps, event calendars, HoCo and OEC (Old Ellicott City) items - coasters, mugs... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Annapolis, Maryland
The Best Main Street

Ellicott City offers history, beauty and wonderful shops. The shop owners have endured a great deal... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Jan S
Rockville, Maryland
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8267 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-9925
+1 410-313-1900
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Stop in for maps, event calendars, HoCo and OEC (Old Ellicott City) items - coasters, mugs, T-shirts, etc...and check out the beautiful old building w/the original teller windows!

Thank travelmomwith2teens
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Ellicott City offers history, beauty and wonderful shops. The shop owners have endured a great deal following the devastating floods. They were able to rebuild and restore the quaint and Elegance of this great City. Visit the shops and restaurants and guaranteed to find treasure....More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I have been here a few times. The people are very well informed and can tell you anything about what to do in Howard County.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This should be your first stop when visiting Howard County Maryland. You'll find lots of brochures and trained folks willing to assist in whatever you might need. They can even plan a trip itinerary. Why venture out without their help?

Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great place to find out about local attractions. Be sure to ask about the ghost tours, especially around Halloween!

Thank Horsegirl42
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The welcome center is in an old post office and has managed to preserve the old charm from a simpler time. It was well staffed with two pleasant staffers. Enough information available to custom your trip and maximize your vacation time.In the basement is a...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Archway of St. Louis is a landmark that invites visitors to ride single file narrow cars upward to the inside top of the Arch, to overlook the City of St Louis. A remarkable structure the defies the imagination. Highly recommended!

Thank gordonrlangford
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Definitely agree with other reviewers that you should stop off at the Welcome Center to get a lay of the land before visiting the old Main Street area and surrounding attractions. The folks working there were very helpful and the downtown area is quite unique.

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Visitor Center is located in an old post office central to town. It is clean and there is access to water and bathrooms. The staff is friendly and offered ideas for things to do for the day. There are great photos and displays about...More

Thank Patritius
Reviewed 20 January 2016

In December 2011 the Howard County Government took upon itself the unprecedented task of renovating Ellicott City's historic 1940 post office, one of 1400 constructed throughout the U.S. between 1933 and 1943. These post offices featured artwork in the form of murals or sculpture that...More

Thank sshistory
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