Attractions in Catonsville, MD: What You Must See

A diverse place of business, recreation and relaxation, Catonsville, MD can be found in southern Baltimore County. If you are looking for a small town near big-city attractions, this place offers the perks of both worlds. It is surrounded by different attractions, amenities and conveniences including restaurants, bars, attractions and recreation. Also known as a music city, entertainment is abundant, so be sure to visit these places while staying at your Catonsville inn.

Castle Thunder
1100 Frederick Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Located on the corner of Beaumont Avenue and Frederick Road, Castle Thunder was the home of the founders of Catonsville, Richard and Mary Carroll Caton. It was a gift from Charles Carroll of Carrollton. It stood on that site from 1787 to 1906 until it was torn down. A commemorative plaque was erected in 1959 by the Boy Scout Troop #307 of the Catonsville Methodist Church.

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
300 Oella Ave.
Oella, MD 21228
(410) 887-1081

This is an institution named after Benjamin Banneker, America's first African-American man of science. It conveys the cultural and natural history centered on him and some of America's colonial history. This provides an educational bond for the family about the history of Catonsville's distinguished son.

Spring Grove Alumni Museum
55 Wade Ave Garrett Bldg.
Catonsville, MS 21228
(410) 402-7856
www.springgrove.com

Founded in 1797, Spring Grove is the second oldest operating psychiatric hospital in the United States. It displays a history of meeting the health needs of the citizens of Maryland. The museum has various pictures, equipment and furnishings that have been used for treatments since 1797, and a collection of hospital-related documents and other objects of interest. There is no charge for the admission. Normal hours of operation are from 10 a.m to 2 p.m every Thursday. Don't miss the chance to visit this place while staying at your Catonsville Bed and Breakfast.

Patapsco Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 461-5005
www.dnr.state.md.us

For an outdoor wilderness experience, Patapsco Valley State Park offers unique natural features with historic remnants of the American industry, which should perk up your interest and sense of adventure. It is an ideal place for hikers, cyclists and equestrians because of its largely wooded park with 100 miles of trails. Fishing and hunting activities are available when in season. More than 39 rare, threatened or endangered plant species and significant insects and minerals can be found in the Soldier's Delight area.

Lurman Woodland Theatre 
425 Bloomsbury Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228
(877) 278-0961
www.lurman.com
    

Located at Bloomsbury Avenue, this amphitheatre boasts of bringing free concerts every weekend in June, July and August. You'll have the chance to see and hear different musical styles in a naturally wooded setting. If you like music and nature, you'll enjoy being in this part of Catonsville with your family or friends for free.