Street Address
3829 Church Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21041
Mailing Address
3829 Church Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21041
April through December
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
Private and group tours are available year-round, weather permitting. For more information, call 410-313-5131.
Free - donations gratefully accepted
Ms. Carolyn Klein, President


Located in the County’s first firehouse at the intersection of Main St. and Church Rd. in Historic Ellicott City, the Firehouse Museum houses a wide array of fire apparatus, model toys, and an impressive visual history of Howard County’s Volunteer Fire Department. The firehouse was constructed by volunteers in 1889 and after 1923 used as a meeting hall, county office space, and library reading room before opening as a museum.

Artifacts Collections

  • firehouse equipment including an 1891 two-wheel hand-drawn hose reel
  • firehouse (1894-1896) bells
  • 1953-present toy fire equipment
  • 1888 original miniature book from Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department
  • 1930s and 1940s firefighter dress uniforms