A sense of the past
Visit Jerusalem Mill Village during the weekends to get a sense of daily life from the 1770s, when David Lee and Isaiah Linton opened the gristmill, through the 1930s, when Samuel O. McCourtney ran a thriving General Store on the opposite side of Jerusalem Road.
The McCourtney building, Blacksmith Shop, and Visitor Center are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
On Sunday afternoons, interpreters in the buildings behind the gristmill demonstrate woodworking, hearth and open fire cooking, gardening, sewing, and other activities essential to daily life in times past.
Along with the weekend living history program, we host an outdoor summer concert series from June through August, a re-creation in June of a Civil War engagement known as Gilmor’s Raid, and a Christmas in the Village event for members.
Our Gift Shop is a great place to shop for unique, reasonably priced goods that include a few items made by our own crafters. The shop is located in the McCourtney building and is open on weekends from 1-4 p.m. and during special events. Stop in and browse–you’ll be glad you did!
Educational field trips to Jerusalem Mill Village enhance the K-12 social studies curriculum with hands-on and other history activities, and are just plain fun. Please contact Glenn Porter at 410-877-0080 to arrange a tour at reasonable per-person fees.
Several picnic areas with tables are open in the village. These are all first-come basis unless otherwise reserved. Picnic tables may be moved within the areas they are located. There are no trash cans, so please plan to collect and take your trash with you when you leave. We do not have grills. If you choose to bring your own grill, coals may not be left behind.
The picnic area known as the Jerusalem Beach, which is between the Mill and the river, has a large fire pit and benches. This is not for use unless reserved. Scout groups may reserve it for free and a small donation is asked for all others. The Friends of Jerusalem Mill will provide firewood.
Hiking and Mountain Bike Riding and Horseback Riding
Jerusalem Mill sits amidst miles of hiking trails. May of these trails are also suitable for mountain bikes and horses. Trail maps are available at the Visitors Center and in the bulletin board in our parking lot.
Horse trailers can be accommodated in the paved parking lot when there are not many cars there, however, there is additionally trailer parking behind the Bank Barn on Jericho Road. Please notify us a day in advance and we can open the gate.
Our activities and events, as well as the beauty of the park itself, attract several thousand visitors annually. Check our Events page for special event scheduling and admission details.
* Take the Fallston/Joppatowne Exit 74.
* Travel north about 2 miles on Route 152 (Mountain Road) toward Fallston.
* Turn left onto Jerusalem Road, across from the Mountain Branch Golf Course.
* Travel west on Jerusalem Road about 1 mile to the Village.
From I-83 and I-70
* Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway Inner Loop) toward Towson / I-95.
* Travel on I-695 to White Marsh Exit 31C, Route 43 South (left exit off Beltway).
* Take Route 43 (left ramp) for Belair Road NORTH.
* From ramp, bear right onto Belair Road (U.S. Route 1).
* Travel north through Perry Hall to Kingsville.
* When entering Kingsville, bear right onto Jerusalem Road, just before the traffic light at Bradshaw Road.
* Proceed about 2 miles to the Village.
From Bel Air
* Take US Route 1 South.
* Turn left onto Route 152.
* Travel south on Route 152 about 1.5 miles.
* Turn right onto Old Joppa Road at the traffic light.
* Travel 0.8 miles and turn right onto Jerusalem Road.
* Proceed 0.5 miles to the Village.