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The Bel Air Armory



Phone(410) 638.4506

ADDRESS 37 N. MAin St. Bel Air, MD. 21014


Conveniently located on Main St. in the heart of downtown Bel Air,  the Armory is a perfect location for a highly-visible event in the midst of unique shopping and dining .


Information about upcoming public events at the Bel Air Armory can be found on our Facebook page, please click here


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The castle-like Armory, designed by architect John Bentz Hamme, was built in 1915, of Port Deposit granite, with two hexagonal crenellated towers and its machicolated cornice. Bel Air's local National Guard units marched from its doors to the Mexican border, and to service in Europe in World Wars I and II.

Most recently, it was the home of the Maryland National Guard's Company D, 150th Combat Aviation Battalion. It had previously been the home of Troop D, 1st Squadron, 223rd Air Cavalry, Army National Guard, and other National Guard units.

On April 14, 1984, the Armory was dedicated and named in honor of the late Lt. General Milton A. Reckord, Adjutant General for the State of Maryland for 45 years.

In August of 2004, the Armory was donated to the Town of Bel Air. As caretakers of this iconic landmark, the Town has been dedicated to maintaining and renovating the building, and preserving its military, cultural, and community heritage. In November of 2015, the Town celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the historic building. 

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The Bel Air Armory -

A "Rock-solid" Event Location

Conveniently located on Main Street in Bel Air, the Bel Air Armory is available to rent for many types of events including trade shows, fundraisers, bull roasts, pageants, music / theater / dance performances, reunions, business meetings, bingo nights, auctions, festivals, lectures and more. Guest Wi-Fi is available for up to 100 simultaneous separate users, at no extra charge!

Current rates for events start at $500 for 501c3 nonprofit organizations, and $800 for others. Residents of the Town of Bel Air receive a discount! There is an insurance requirement of $1M per occurrence and $2 M general aggregate, and only approved caterers may be used at the Armory. Please contact the Town Hall at 410-638-4506, or email for more information. 

The Bel Air Armory is owned and operated by the Town of Bel Air:

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To contact the Bel Air Armory, you may submit the form below or email

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