Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Saturday Visit to Ellicott City, MD

Back in the summer, we went to the Ellicott City Old Town Farmers Market. Parking is better earlier--since we are early risers we were able to park in the shade. The market is located at Tonge Row, a row of houses built in the early 1800s by Ann Tonge for the mill workers in the area.

Tonge Row sign

Farmers Market

More row houses and market

L tips a busker

We didn't buy much at the market but we did some extra walking around to get the lay of the land. Main Street is a busy street with plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, and some historic buildings along the way.

View from the parking lot

View down Main Street

Cool building built into the side of the hill

Phoenix Emporium

The Phoenix Emporium was originally built in 1858. The land has a long commercial history, having been home to several saloons and restaurants as well as the emporium.

Across the street from the emporium is the Ellicott City B&O Museum, the oldest standing railroad station in Maryland and the first stop outside of Baltimore on the old Baltimore to Ohio line. We haven't been to the train museum yet but it is only a matter of time.

B&O Museum

On the way back to the car we saw a mural that looks just like the city it's in!

Ellicott City mural

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