Founded in 1758 by John Reister, Reister’s Town initially flourished because of its unique geographical location. Being a one-day journey by horse-drawn vehicle from Baltimore City, it was a convenient stopping place for weary travelers from the outer reaches of Western Maryland or Pennsylvania.

Today, Reisterstown Main Street, a National Register Historic District, is still a thriving commercial center, not only for local residents, but for visitors too! Enjoy shops filled with funky refurbished furniture, collectibles and unique finds and local favorite events like Music on Main Street, Bloomin’ ArtFest, and the annual Beer and Wine Festival.

Walk, run or bike the nearby Franklin Woodland Trail and then be sure to stop by local favorite gathering spot, The Cow for their award winning frozen custard. Experience the rich history and small town charm of Reisterstown Main Street!



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Kathy Gambrill
Reisterstown Main Street