Old Masonic Hall
1367 Odenton Road

The main building of the Odenton Heritage Society Historical Center was the meeting place of Odenton Lodge 209, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, from 1912 to 2001. Today it serves as a local history museum and library, the Society’s office, and a gathering place for lectures, educational and cultural events, fundraising activities, and other functions that support and fulfill the Society’s mission.

The Museum is open the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm except October, when it is open the first Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for Odenton Day. Admission is free. See Upcoming Events for this year's calendar.

Learn about the town of Odenton – its homes, churches, schools, stores and recreational activities – in the past 150 years. Displays about the Civil War and local railroads are on view. Stroll through Odenton’s history in photographs, objects, and A-V presentations. Explore the wood-paneled 1912 Old Masonic Hall.

The Historical Center is located one block west of Piney Orchard Parkway on Odenton Road. Turn on Waco Avenue and park in the Society’s parking lot beside the building.


Old Bethel Church
433 Becknel Avenue

A congregation displaced by Camp Meade built Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1922, and it continued to serve as a place of worship until 1957. The Soroptimist International of Severn Run purchased the building from a Lutheran congregation in 1962 for use as a meeting place. The building also served as Odenton’s first public library, operated by the Anne Arundel County Library system from 1962 to 1969. The Soroptimist International of Severn Run donated the building to the Odenton Heritage Society in 2001 to ensure that it would be preserved and utilized for community activities. The Old Bethel Church is not open to the public except for occasional tours.


Citizens State Bank
1402 Odenton Road

The Citizens State Bank Building, located beside the MARC train station, was constructed in 1917 as Odenton’s first bank. It served local residents, kept accounts for Army officers at Camp Meade, and provided cash for the Army’s payroll. The bank did not flourish as expected and closed soon after the end of World War I.

Over the years, the building also housed a neighborhood grocery store, The Little Store during World War II, and a Railway Express parcel depot. The building closed in 1966. In 1993, the Odenton Heritage Society began restoring the building, and it was reopened as a community museum and coffee shop in 1994.

The Bank Building is open Monday through Friday except holidays during morning rush hour, or by appointment. Parking is limited. From Route 175, turn south on Town Center Boulevard and follow the signs to the MARC parking area.