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4 Museums Near Columbia to Check Out

14 July, 2017 | ApartmentsNeighbourhood


Living at Lakehouse, not only do you have access to the beautiful waterfront of Lake Kittamaqundi and surrounding nature parks, but you also have access to the rich history of the area. Take in a portion of Maryland’s deep history at one of these four museums in and around Columbia.

African Art Museum

The African Art Museum holds of the title of the first museum in the Maple Lawn community of Fulton, Maryland. It’s been in operation since 1980. Here, you can dive deep into the art culture of Africa through paintings and sculptures. The museum also occasionally hosts jazz-related events. The African Art Museum is a nine minute drive from Lakehouse.

Firehouse Museum

Go back to 1889 while visiting Ellicott City’s Firehouse Museum. After 1923, the building was used as a library reading room, meeting room and county office space. Since then, the building has become a museum where locals can take in artifacts from the original firehouse. The Firehouse Museum is a 13 minute drive from Lakehouse.

Belmont Manor & Historic Park

The Belmont Manor & Historic Park is often reserved for weddings and other private events, but it hosts public events from time to time. Take in the beautifully antiquated architecture and sprawling gardens while attending the Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on August 4. Belmont Manor is a 20 minute drive from Lakehouse.

Howard County Center of African American Culture

The Howard County Center of African American Culture was opened in 1987. The museum houses exhibits from African American artists, music collections, memorabilia and other artifacts dating from before the Civil Rights era to President Barack Obama’s time in office. The Howard County Center of African American Culture is a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from Lakehouse.

Life at Lakehouse is full of culture and inspiration. Contact us today for more information.

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