Visit the former homestead of the remarkable Colonial historical figure Benjamin Banneker! In addition to our exhibits (both permanent and changing), we offer a wide selection of films and videos for viewing (see list below). Arrangements can be made to have a storyteller entertain your group with portrayals of the lives of Benjamin Banneker, Mary Bannaky and Molly Bannaky. Reserve a tour for your students today to learn about:Work out when and for how long to visit Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum and other Catonsville attractions using our handy Catonsville trip planning tool.
-Benjamin Banneker's extraordinary life
-African-American history in Maryland
-What life was like in the 18th Century
-Nature and Environmental Conservation
*Should you require special accommodations (i.e., language interpreter, large print, etc.) for a visit to our museum, please give as much notice as possible by calling the museum/park office at 410-887-1081 or the Therapeutic Office at 410-887-5370. For our friends who use a TDD, please dial 410-877-5319. The museum is wheelchair accessible, as is our picnic gazebo and the Bannaky/Treuth House.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum reviews
Spent an enjoyable visit with my grandson. It is situated in a lovely park that is well maintained just east of Ellicott City. It is staffed with excellent docents. The museum offers 2 introductory... more »
I visited this event for the first time this year. I will go back every year and tell everyone I know. The staff were all in colonial dress and stayed in character. On site was a Cooper making wooden.... more »
My kids and I visited here recently and it was amazing! The replica of Benjamin Banneker's cabin is very much worth seeing, and the museum has a children's room where they can look at some of the cool, native species of animals (reptiles and amphibians) that they keep in several aquariums. We'll be going back!
Spotted this museum and park as I drove and came back to take a look. It's a small but nice museum. There's a cabin behind the museum that shows what his cabin might have looked like. From what I saw, the museum focused more on his scientific achievements and only gives a nod to his efforts to advocate against slavery and racism. Also, I left wondering where his descendants are...the offspring of his siblings... I am really excited to go hiking in the park though. I'm glad that Maryland stopped further development of the land to preserve Bannaker's family land.
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