Gate House Museum of History

historic photo of the gatehouse

The Gate House Museum of History preserves and interprets the history of Sykesville in Carroll County, MD through its collections, exhibits, and special events. 

Looking to the future


The Gate House Curator is Jack White. Jack can assist you with all your historic needs. He is currently working on getting the Museum ready for visitors and will reopen soon.  

Jack grew up in Philadelphia and studied history and creative writing at Penn State. He received his Master's in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, spent 5 years in the army, and moved to Sykesville in 1999.

Jack is the author of a published novel and also the author of "In Carrie's Footprints, the Long Walk of Warren Dorsey," a non-fiction account of Sykesville's African-American Dorsey family.  

Jack lives in the Town of Sykesville with his wife and 2 daughters.

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ADA Accommodations


To request reasonable ADA accommodations, please email Jack, Curator of the Gate House Museum or call 410-549-5150 within two weeks of your visit. A video of Gate House programs and exhibits are available for check out to the public upon request.