Meet our Tour Guides...

Tony

With mobile flare, Tony enjoys sharing a wide range of historical content, combined with the latest available paranormal reports. As a Baltimore native his interest in the Patapsco Valley and Ellicott City locales began at a young age. Later, when his family relocated close to Gettysburg, PA, his level of interest was peaked and his knowledge has since grown.  Tony's local public television career includes the creation of an award-winning YouTube web series entitled, A Few Odd Minutes in Howard County, dedicated to oddities and paranormal recurrences in the area. 

Despite his expertise in the field, his contact remains mostly as that of an observer. He states, "We've all seen it before... provoking spirits just never turns out well. My story-telling stays focused on the positive energy that abounds in downtown Ellicott City and I can almost guarantee you'll walk away with picture proof!"


Christina

Maryland History Tours founder, Ed's family has been in the Ellicott City area since the 1830's. He has served on the Boards of the Ellicott City Restoration Foundation, the Ellicott City Business Association, Howard County Historical Society, Historic Ellicott City, Inc., and the Ellicott City Partnership. He is always discovering new and interesting facts about the Patapsco River Valley. He has a passion for history and wants to share our rich local history with as many as possible.

Christina has been fascinated with both history and tales of hauntings since she was just a little ghoul. She is delighted to combine these two interests as your guide to Ellicott City's most haunted shops and darkened alleyways. When she's not spinning tales of ghostly gals and spectral soldiers, she can be found in her studio, hammering away at artisan jewelry or crafting handmade candles for the most fashionable and exquisitely perfumed séances.

Martin (Marty) had been employed in Public Safety and Security field and in the military for many years. As a hobby, in the early 1980’s he became involved in tour work performing as a volunteer living history interpreter for the US Park Service at various Civil War historic sights. In 1999, he began his tour guide career on Ellicott City’s Main Street. He is noted as being the first guide to wear historical clothing while conducting the tours. When new tours were developed, he assisted in gathering reports of paranormal events and transcribing them for the new scripts. For the past 6 years, he has been the Historian and Chief Tour Guide at the Historic Savage Mill. While in this position, he was responsible for the research and writing of both the Mill’s Heritage Tour and the Ghost Tours. In his pre Tour Guide life, he has performed in a number of community theater performances and in his professional career was both a certified US Army Instructor and a Police Instructor certified by the Maryland State Police and Correctional Training Commission. Since retiring from his last full time job, he has been the after dinner speaker for several social organizations. The Historical societies of Howard County and Savage Maryland and the Crofton, Maryland Chapter of the DAR have invited him as a speaker at their events and meetings. Marty takes pride and gets enjoyment by entertaining groups while imparting knowledge.

History has always played an important part in my life. Whether it's participating in living history programs portraying a Union soldier from the Civil War, visiting historic sites with my family or collecting antiques, I've always been captivated by the past. That's why I enjoy leading tours in Historic Ellicott City. In our town, there is so much history that it is quite literally around every corner. My vast experiences as a living historian has allowed me the opportunity to see how and why our history must be preserved for future generations. One of the ways is to share stories from the past with others. Historic Ellicott City has it's own unique charm that is different from other towns. You can feel it as you walk up and down Main Street, explore the shops or sit next to the Patapsco River and watch the train go by. I am fortunate to call Ellicott City my home and I hope that you enjoy your time here as much as I do.

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Paula

Biography coming soon!

A resident of Old Ellicott City her entire life, Zoe grew up with tales of ghosts, monsters, and faeries in her backyard. With many of her local haunts rumored to be actually haunted, she has had multiple experiences in and around the historic district. Zoe holds a dual Bachelors Degree in Art History and Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked as an assistant and docent for multiple galleries and museums, including the BMA, UMD and STAMP galleries. She aspires to be an Art Historian, focusing on the portrayal of monsters in the nineteenth century. In the meantime, Zoe is behavioral therapist by day, ghost tour guide by night, and often spends her free time researching the monsters and collecting the ghostly experiences of others from her hometown.


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