Seniors Stop In Westminster


 These seniors had coffee recently at a new bakery in town. The owners moved here from Westminster, Maryland where they’d had a bakery. I just had to check out the town as the owner said that it was about the same size as Fountain Hills.

Westminster is a city in northern Maryland and the seat of Carroll County with a population of 19,000. It looks like the community has grown. The community of Westminster was founded in 1764 and was officially incorporated as a city in the year 1818.


 Senior visitors will find over 100 dining establishments in Westminster plus a host of things to see and do that includes the Carroll County Farm Museum.

The Museum grounds include original farm structures like the Farmhouse, built in 1852-53, and a bank barn. Additional buildings include a Smokehouse, Broom Shop, Saddlery, Springhouse, Living History Center, Wagon Shed, General Store exhibit, and a One-room Schoolhouse.

 Senior Visitors Enjoy the Arts

The Carroll County Arts Council is located in the magnificently renovated Carroll Arts Center in downtown Westminster. The art deco building houses a 263-seat theatre, the Tevis Gallery, Community Gallery, Director’s Hall Gallery, Gift Shop, two art classrooms and offices.


Downtown Westminster, once host to both Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War, provides senior visitors with a unique shopping, dining and cultural experience. Main Street is pedestrian-friendly with mature shade trees overhead and colorful brick crosswalks.

Senior oenophiles, plan a visit to Serpent Ridge Vineyard, located in Carroll County and is famed as Westminster’s first Vineyard Winery. Newly opened in 2009, the owners specialize in small lots of handmade wine from grapes grown in their vineyards. For a colorful visit, check out Old Westminster Winery. If you enjoy hiking, Westminster is loaded with well planned trails.

 Seniors Enjoy National Register Historic Districts


“Beautiful countryside, clean air, abundant water, healthy climate, quality schools, industrious workforce, and easy accessibility to Baltimore” are a few of the reasons that people are attracted to the City of Westminster as a place to live and work.

Visitors are  drawn to Westminster and its National Register Historic Districts. If your hunger pains take over, pay a visit to Johansson’s Dining House on West Main Street. It overflows with an historical past.

Located right in the center of Carroll County, Westminster has an historic downtown that has preserved its vibrant past. McDaniel College, tree lined streets, wide sidewalks, boutique shopping, abundant dining options, art and entertainment all encourage visitors to stay awhile.


On Saturdays you can enjoy shopping at the outstanding Farmer’s Market on Railroad Avenue. Enjoy your stop in Westminster. -jeb

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