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Nestled in a peaceful wooded area, in the heart of downtown Columbia, Historic Oakland Manor stands proudly in natural splendor.  It is also the Village Office for the Town Center Residential Community Association.

Built in 1811, Historic Oakland is truly one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Howard County, Maryland.  It’s rich history spans back to 1688 before Howard County was formed when John Dorsey acquired an 1,100 acre tract of land that would eventually become Historic Oakland.  In 1811, then a Speaker of the House of Delegates, Charles Sterrett Ridgely constructed Oakland as a country home to supplement his home in Baltimore.  Originally built in the federal style by Abraham Lerew, a Baltimore housewright, Oakland is now a blend of Federal, Greek Revival, and Colonial Revival periods. For more on our history visit: https://www.historic-oakland.com/about-us/

Elegant Oakland is the perfect setting for ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal showers, holiday parties, family celebrations, business meetings or retreats.

As you walk through its grand entrance, you will step back into time to experience the serenity of an authentic country estate.  With both interior and exterior entertaining options, Historic Oakland offers a wide array of choices for your event.

Reach out to us today!  We’d love to meet you and share the beauty and magic of Oakland.

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Schedule a tour today with our expert venue coordinators!  Walk through the Manor House as we paint the picture of what your special day would look like here at Historic Oakland.  Let us show you how Historic Oakland would make the perfect setting for your big day!

We are currently offering in-person tours. Appointments are required.  No walk-ins permitted.  

Tours are available Monday-Friday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM and select Sundays.  If needing an evening tour, please call and speak with staff to coordinate.    

Please call (410-730-4801), email ([email protected]) or visit our chat on our homepage to book a tour appointment.