Opening at its present location September 7, 1997, the Sykesville Gate House Museum serves as a destination for hundreds of visitors. The Museum strives to interpret the abundant history of the Town of Sykesville and its surrounding communities through its collections, exhibits and special events. Entering the front door, visitors will immediately immerse themselves in the rich history of this community through an innovative timeline. A wide variety of displays and artifacts located throughout the building provide more detailed aspects of the Town of Sykesville's history.
Historic home and architectural enthusiasts may opt to take the guided tour of the building's other purpose - home to Springfield Hospital Center employees from 1904 until the late 1980s. You will be able to see how the Gate House gained its name as well as several of its unique features. Open Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first Sunday of the month, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on major holidays.