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Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

The Benjamin Banneker Museum is currently closed for repairs but the park and grounds remain open from sunrise to sunset.

The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is a 142-acre site dedicated to telling the inspiring story of Benjamin Banneker, often considered the first African-American man of science. Learn more about the site's features. The museum has something for everyone, whether their interest is colonial history, astronomy, cultural activities, hiking or nature and environmental conservation.

Annual events include:

  • Benjamin Banneker Birthday Celebration (held in November)
  • Banneker's Historical Market Fair
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • Juneteenth (a celebration of emancipation)
  • Summer Discovery Camp

Upcoming Events and Programs

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Register for a Program

Advanced registration is required for all programs.


Request a Specialized Program

The park can tailor specialized programs for:

  • Scout Troops—Offered on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Youth and Adults—Field trips are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Topics include:

  • Banneker's Life—Learn about Banneker's life and accomplishments.
  • Ben the Beekeeper—Learn about pollination and the ways in which bees and other pollinators are crucial to our ecosystem.
  • Stream Strollers—Catch critters in a stream and observe them to learn about how the health of our streams affects the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Water shoes or rain boots required.

Call 410-887-1081 for details and scheduling information.

Request a Group Program

Programs are designed for individuals and families, not groups. To arrange a program for a group or organization, call 410-887-1081.

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Contact Us

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

300 Oella Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228

Office Hours:

Tuesday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Park Hours:

Open daily
Sunrise to sunset

Museum Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Naturalist II:

Jonathan Wood

Administrative Aide:

Chamanikia Davis