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Covid Update:

Welcome back to Historic Elk Landing!

  • The grounds are open dawn to dusk!

            Please park in the grassy area just to the left of the gate.  Feel free to explore on your own!


Welcome to Historic

Elk Landing

This historic site brings history to life.  Visit, experience, and imagine history - the struggle, the work, the life that helped shape a town, a region

and a nation.

All About

Historic Elk Landing

Elk Landing is a small but important Historic Site located in the northeast corner of Maryland. Here is where a young nation struggled for liberty and citizen soldiers repelled invaders seeking to burn  the local town. It was a residence to a prominent merchant family who's businesses grew the regional economy and a  key transportation hub for those traveling between major mid-Atlantic cities.  Along the adjoining Little Elk Creek, a 19th century boatyard constructed large vessels that traveled the Atlantic seaboard. 


Today, it is a place to see and imagine life as it was.


We hope to see you soon and experience this meaningful Historic Site for yourself.

Visit us on the national trail system.

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Whats New?

The custom doors and windows in the Stone House have been installed - and they look great!

Use the slider to see the dramatic change in the Stone House which has taken years of hard work to stabilize, repair and restore this beautiful historic structure.
For more pictures of the Stone House restoration click here.
Learn and Explore


There are so many different ways to experience Historic Elk Landing.  Take time to explore and imagine!  Enjoy a walk and explore on your own - or explore virtually, it's up to you!  The Hollingswoth House is open once again for visitors!


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Revolutionary War

Read about the original "British Invasion" as some of the invading army pass through

"The Landing". 


War of 1812

The calm of "The Landing" is disrupted when cannons at Fort Hollingsworth successfully repel a British attack.

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Hetty Boulden

Discover details about Hetty and her role in the defense of Elkton during the War of 1812.

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Jefferson Letter

An original Thomas Jefferson letter is unexpectadly found in the Hollingsworth House!


Hollingsworth Quilt

Read the story about a Hollingsworth family heirloom that found its way to Elk Landing.



Judge Sample recalls his boyhood at Elk Landing and Elkton, in a series of letters to the Cecil Whig.

Upcoming Events


Elk Landing Presents: Yakking about History

September 9th 2023 @ 9AM

Recent Events


Defenders Festival 

April 30 2022

Fantastic Day of Crafters, Breweries, Music, and Reenactments.


Getting Here

590 Landing Lane
PO Box 277
Elkton, Maryland 21922

(410) 620-6400

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