Learn More About Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland

History/General Information

“Lutherville-Timonium was a census-designated place (CDP) in Baltimore Countywhich, for the 2010 census the area was split into two: the communities of Lutherville and Timonium. Within its borders lies the Lutherville Historic District.

The oldest section of Lutherville dates back to 1852, when it was founded by two Lutheran ministers as a planned community, anchored by a Lutheran seminary and church. The land was originally part of the vast Hampton Estate of Charles Ridgely, from whom it was purchased in 1851. The two ministers, John Kurtz and John Morris, named the community after the 16th century German reformer Martin Luther.

The Maryland State Fair is held in Timonium each year near Labor Day on the grounds of the former Timonium Race Course, which is an important site along with Pimlico Race Course in northwest Baltimore, along with other former tracks in Maryland thoroughbred horse racing traditions.

School System

The Lutherville-Timonium area includes the following schools:

  • “Pinewood Elementary School
  • Pot Spring Elementary School
  • Timonium Elementary School
  • Ridgely Middle School
  • Dulaney High School
  • Hampton Elementary School
  • Lutherville Laboratory Elementary School
  • Ridgely Middle SchoolAnd a portion of Lutherville’s high school-age students attend nearby Towson High School.”

Area Attractions 

Within the Lutherville-Timonium area, perhaps the largest local attraction is the aforementioned Maryland State Fair. The Fairgrounds host big conventions and events throughout the entire year, so if you miss the summer fun, you can stop by in any of the other months for a different experience, such as the holiday-time Festival of Trees.

Breakout Games is one of many “escape the room”-type adventures that are popping up all over the country as a team-building experience. McGooby’s Joke House is a local spot for comedians and joke-tellers alike to make you laugh all night long. Hightops is known for its bar food and drinks, as well as being a great spot to watch the big game. Finally, Earth Treks and SkyZone are two places that you can expend a lot of extra energy through rock climbing or trampolining!