The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum is a Baltimore County Park that honors the land and legacy of a Free African American man who lived during the 1700s. Located on 142 acres in the Patapsco River Valley, the Park & Museum offers public and private programs focused on Banneker’s life and his relationship to the land he inhabited.

Celebrate African American History Month with us every month!

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Mission & Vision

Mission: To engage and inspire our visitors and community by connecting them to Benjamin Banneker’s life, contributions, and his land.

Vision: By the year 2025, we will:

  • Become a widely recognized resource for Banneker’s living history and its significance to our community.
  • Create a unified and enriching experience for Park and Museum visitors for recreation, education, and enjoyment.
  • Become a hub for developing future scientists, historians, and stewards of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • Successfully partner with other groups to attract resources to fulfill our mission.


Find us on Google Maps

From Baltimore:
– Take I-95 S to exit 49B for I-695 W & Towson
– Merge onto I-695 N
– Take exit 14 to Edmondson Ave.
– Turn left on Edmondson Ave.
– At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Old Frederick Rd.
– Turn right on Oella Ave.
– The Park and Museum is on the left.

From Washington:
– Take I-95 N to exit 47A-B for Route 166/Catonsville
– Merge onto I-195 W and take the exit towards Catonsville
– Continue onto MD-166 N/S Rolling Rd.
– Turn left on MD-144/Frederick Rd.
– Turn right on Oella Ave.
– The Park and Museum is on the left.