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    The Benjamin Banneker Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic group, specializing in fundraising for the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. Funds are used to increase educational activities, enhance conservation initiatives, and further develop the Park and Museum into a living history center.  The Foundation pledges to use your generous contribution wisely as we share Benjamin Banneker’s legacy so others may BE INSPIRED.




     The mission of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is to preserve the legacy of one of America’s most extraordinary icons, Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806). Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, Banneker was known throughout his community as being an accomplished astronomer, mathematician, author of six published almanacs, abolitionist, naturalist, and a surveyor of our nation’s capital. When Banneker was not star gazing, you could find him maintaining his one hundred acre tobacco farm, orchard and apiary. Today his former homestead is preserved by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks where staff and volunteers are dedicated to telling Banneker's story and being environmental stewards of his former property.


      The Park and Museum offers something for everyone from weekly educational programs to six miles of hiking trails leading to historic Ellicott City. Banneker’s legacy is revealed though gallery and nature tours, storytellers, a representation of an 18th century cabin, colonial gardens, and more. To continue to engage visitors, the Park and Museum staff is in need of your support to cover the costs of several projects and programs. By investing in this piece of history, you help tell the story of this magnificent American hero so that future generations may BE INSPIRED.

Hours of Operation:

Museum: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Park: Open daily from sunrise to sunset

 Interested in volunteering, planning a field trip, or   renting a pavilion?

 Call 410-887-1081 or email

Meet partners of the Foundation:

Baltimore County Arts Guild -

Old Settlers Reunion -



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