About Us


Location: 300 Oella Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

Museum Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tues-Sat

Park Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Contact: 410-887-1081, bannekermuseum@baltimorecountymd.gov

About the Museum and Park: The Park and Museum honors Benjamin Banneker — scientist, astronomer, mathematician, abolitionist, surveyor, farmer, almanac publisher– on the site of his former farmstead. We offer a diverse array of educational exhibits and environmental programs as well as trails, and horticultural demonstration areas.

The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization organized to promote and develop the park and museum in cooperation with the Baltimore County Dept. of Recreation and Parks.

*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 House.

Directions: From Frederick Rd. in Catonsville, turn onto Oella Ave. Proceed to the park entrance, which is not far from the Old Frederick Rd. and Oella Ave. intersection.

From Baltimore:

  1. Take I-95 S to exit 49B towards I-695 W
  2. Merge onto I-695 N
  3. Take exit 14 to Edmondson Ave.
  4. Turn left on Edmondson Ave.
  5. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Old Frederick Rd.
  6. Turn right on Oella Ave.
  7. The Park and Museum is on the left.

From Washington:

  1. Take I-95 N to exit 47A-B towards Route 166/Catonsville
  2. Merge onto I-195 W and take the exit towards Catonsville
  3. Continue onto MD-166 N/S Rolling Rd.
  4. Turn left on MD-144/Frederick Rd.
  5. Turn right on Oella Ave.
  6. The Park and Museum is on the left.


Find us on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Benjamin+Banneker+Historical+Park+and+Museum/@39.269956,-76.775362,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf8c99814d8b8bc1b

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